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Kwara Garment Factory Set To Create 2000 Jobs

Kwara Garment Factory


Kwara Garment Factory Set To Create 2000 Jobs

Ilorin, Kwara State– The Kwara Garment Factory is set to begin operations in the first quarter of 2024, with 2,000 direct jobs across its various value chains.

In a statement released by Senior Special Assistant, New Media to the Kwara State Governor, Fafoluyi Olayinka, on Monday, said that the factory is a visionary project, boasting 570 sewing machines and a cutting-edge cutting machine capable of producing 10,000 polo shirts per 8-hour shift, marking it as the first of its kind in West Africa.

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“Notably, the factory also houses a 9-color, 12-hand embroidery machine with a remarkable speed of 1,000 stitches per minute, alongside a 6-color, 9-hand embroidery machine. These cutting-edge machines are currently undergoing pre-commissioning tests by their manufacturers.

According to Olayinka, Governor AbdulRazaq AbdulRazaq has taken a proactive step by appointing Hajia Bukola Adedeji, a seasoned UK-trained business administrator, as the Managing Director to spearhead the operational aspects of the factory.

Adedeji’s role includes overseeing the recruitment process, and since assuming office, she has displayed unwavering dedication to realizing the Governor’s vision.

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The recruitment drive is being conducted with diligence, employing the expertise of Stratica Consulting, an Ilorin-based fashion expert, Hajjwels, and a representative from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Technology.

“The team is employing best practices to identify top talents from the pool of applicants who submitted their CVs through the state government’s publicized job portal.”

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“To ensure a thorough selection process, another set of shortlisted online applicants is scheduled to undergo an aptitude test on the 14th of December 2023, focusing on various operational roles within the factory. Importantly, the recruitment process will be ongoing and conducted in batches,” he added.

He noted that the Kwara Garment Factory, once operational started will contribute significantly to the state’s economy by creating 2,000 direct jobs across its various value chains.

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