The Cross River Garment Factory has received the certification to export its products beyond the shores of Nigeria to other parts of the world.
The certificate, which was issued by the Nigerian government on November 27, was presented to the State Government on November 28, 2018 at the Cross River Garment Factory, Calabar by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).
During the presentation of the certificate, Olusegun Awolowo, the Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, said the Garment Factory is now set to export its produce to any part of the world after conducting a three weeks intensive training for the staff of the Factory.
Awolowo, who was represented by the Regional Coordinator, South West, Babatunde Faleke said “it was a firm level training with essential determination to get the efficiency to be able to produce for export. It is an opportunity to take the factory to the next level. The Trainees were excited as they craved for more and their technical knowhow has improved”.
Senator Florence Ita-Giwa described the export-licenced Garment factory as a pride to the state and nation at large. She said “this will turn around the economy of this state and it’s going to take our products outside Nigeria. It’s an amazing thing to happen to the State, for made in Calabar to go to the world – apart from the Carnival Calabar, this is a huge business going out of Calabar”.