OrderPaperToday – Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal has said that the state will partner with the United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO) to develop the capacity of the state’s leather works industry to meet required standards and boost revenue generation.
Tambuwal said this when he received the Head of Investment and Technological Office of UNIDO in Nigeria, Mrs. Adebisi Olu Madimo to the Government House, Sokoto.
According to him, despite challenges confronting the leather industry in Nigeria, Sokoto has continued to produce quality works for local and national consumption.
He said that along with other private investors, the state government will establish a leather cluster which will boost the sector.
The Governor intimated that so far, arrangements have been concluded to send a committee to Italy to study the country’s leather works with a view to improving Sokoto’s standards.
Responding, Madimo said that expanding small and medium scale industries will help governments move away from reliance on oil.
She said UNIDO will join the partnership of the state government and the private investors to establish a leather cluster in the state, since Sokoto leather works is one of the best in the Nigeria and has survived years of challenges largely due to the determination of the workers to continue production.