Kaduna’s ‘Only Surviving Textile Company’ Sacks 300 Workers
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The only surviving textile company in Kaduna state, United Textile Limited (UNTL), has sacked about 300 of its 800 workforce.
The report, published on Tuesday, quoted the company as saying the mass sack is part of efforts to restructure operations. UNTL, which was founded in 1964, had initially shut down operations in 2007 but reopened in 2010.
In March 2020, the company shutdown again over lockdown restrictions imposed by Kaduna state government as part of efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
“It (retrenchment) is as a result of the general economic problem,” a staff told DailyTrust.
“This is the only surviving textile company in Kaduna and we cannot even get raw materials because the farmers are complaining that bandits won’t allow them to go to their farms.
Another employee said the restructuring will have a negative multiplier effect.
“The development will affect more than 1,000 people because all the workers have dependants including wives, children and parents,” the staff said.