Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commissioned a one-stop garment production centre in Orlu, Imo State.
Imo State under the leadership of Governor Hope Uzodimma has established ten garment centres comprising 200 world-class fashion equipment (both manual and fully automated industrial machines) and when used to full capacity, for instance, can design up to 8000 Apparels a day with a speed of 1500 per hour.
Commissioning one of the centres on Tuesday, Osinbajo commended the Imo state government for encouraging Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
Osinbajo said: “Today, December 14, 2021, we commissioned a one-stop garment production centre, one out of the ten (10) Shared Facility Scheme for MSMEs, for the end-to-end production of various types of clothing items in Orlu, Imo state.
“This serves as the latest testament to the fact that MSMEs remain a priority for the Buhari Administration, they are an engine of growth for the economy and because they account for almost half of national income and three-quarters of jobs, this support will continue.
“This Orlu Shared Fashion Production Facility comprises 200 world-class fashion equipment (both manual and fully automated industrial machines) and when used to full capacity, for instance, can design up to 8000 Apparels a day with a speed of 1500 per hour.
“This shared facility Hub will service 350 MSMEs daily and 110,000 each year and allows designers to have a place to create their pieces at home which in turn reduces transportation and logistics costs for MSMEs.
“The FG remains focused on providing every Nigerian with good-paying sources of livelihood. This means providing a favourable business environment and safe and secure communities for all.”