Small And Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN.
has earmarked not less than 40 million for the implemention of Garment And Textile Growth Support Scheme.
The scheme which has beenon since the last three years was designed to provide more job opportunities, reduce poverty and increase wealth creation for the country, strive towards enhancing the capacity of the tailors across the six geopolitical zones of the country to enable them produce qualitative job and compete globally.
Speaking at the closing of the third segment of the scheme held in Katsina State on Friday, the Director General of the agency, Dr. Dikko Umar Radda informed journalists that the scheme training was divided into two segments whichconsist of vocational and entrepreneurship.
According to him, the agency has identified 25 Tailors Association clusters in the State each of which received three free assorted machines, comprising of steaching machinebuttonon hole machine as well aan s industrial sewing machine.
Dikko urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the machines in their respective clusters for the development of their businesses and the economy of the country.