BUA Group said it has engaged the services of Swiss firm, Gherzi Textile Organization on studies, master plan design and engineering for the development of mega integrated textile and garment cluster in Katsina State.
The BUA Group in a statement, said the plan is coming on the heels of the recent decision by the Group to establish West Africa’s largest private-led textile cluster in Kastina State.
The statement also noted that BUA Group recently entered into collaboration with the Kastina State Government to set-up a textile and garment cluster which would generate over 25,000 jobs and revive the obsolete textile industry in Nigeria.
Speaking on the development, Kabiru Rabiu, Group Executive Director, BUA, said Gherzi was strategically contracted for the assignment because of its proven track record and vast expertise of textile mills and apparel parks worldwide.
He noted that the company has successfully undertaken and executed hundreds of textile and apparel parks in over 70 countries for public, private and international institutions across the globe.
According to the Rabiu ‘’As part of our plans to contribute to the revival of the textile industry, we partnered with the Swiss firm, Ghezi, which was established in 1929 because they are arguably the most experienced textile consulting company in the world today. Moreover, they have deep knowledge about the Nigerian textile industry as they were at one time contracted by the Federal Government of Nigeria to advise on the industry”.
The multinational company specializes in textiles, garments and the textile supply chain, particularly in IT, Architecture, Construction, Mechanical/Electrical engineering and Project management. Expectedly, they meet the stringent professional standard of the Swiss Association of Management Consultants (ASCO) and the Swiss Association of Engineers and Architects (SIA).
Still speaking on the KTGC development, Rabiu said, “This particular investment is part of the Group’s efforts to help to generate over 25,000 jobs and make the moribund textile industry viable again in Nigeria.