Cross River Garment Factory becomes export-licenced company for Made in Nigeria clothing.
The Nigerian government through the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) have granted Cross River Garment Factory the licence to export Made in Nigeria clothing beyond the shores of Nigeria to other parts of the world.
The Nigerian government issued the certificate was on the 27th of November 2018; while the next day NEPC presented it to the State Government. The presentation took place at the Cross River Garment Factory, Calabar.
During the presentation, The Garment factory received commendation from the Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, Olusegun Awolowo. Representing Awolowo was the Regional Coordinator, South West, Babatunde Faleke. He said the factory is now ready to export its produce to any part of the world.
There was an intensive three (3) weeks training for the factory staff in order to meet requirement for the certification. The training was to develop the staff with the efficiency needed to make the Made in Nigeria clothing meet export standards. The staff are now equipped with an improved technical know-how.
This certification will certainly propel the garment factory to a higher level. The factory is now a pride to the state and even to the nation at large. “Made in Nigeria” clothing or according to Senator Florence Ita-Giwa “Made-in-Calabar” is now going to the world. She also said apart from the Carnival Calabar, this is a huge business going out of Calabar.
Some of the products of the factory
Exporting this Made in Nigeria clothing will certainly cause a turn around in the state and national economy. The factory will be exporting as much as 30-40 containers of its products per day. The Cross River Garment factory is the biggest in Africa.
The country needs more of such developments to be able to improve its economy and even the African economy at large.