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Nigerian Garment Union Calls Out Local Officials in Fight Against Cheap Chinese Imports

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Nigeria’s national union of textile workers is complaining about the complicity of customs officials in the flooding of the local market by Chinese textiles. While cheap imports from China have long been blamed for undercutting the local garment sector, the National Union of Textile, Garment, and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria targeted forces closer to home.

The union called on the federal government to appoint a task force to combat the inflow of illegal goods, which it said is being facilitated by corrupt customs officials.

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