The News Agency of Nigeria NAN, reports that Kano State Government has earmarked N50 million for the establishment of a TDye Cluster at Kwachiri in Fagge Local Government Area.
The state Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism, Alhaji Rabi’u Ahmad, disclosed this when the Kofar Mata Dye-pit Association visited him on Friday.
A statement by Alhaji Shehu Sani, the Ministry’s spokesman, said that necessary facilities would be provided at the cluster to further strengthen the association’s capacity.
He disclosed that a piece of land had been identified and secured at Fagge Local Government for the establishment of the cluster.
The commissioner said the preservation of cultural heritage was one of the cardinal principles of the Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration.
He said that a nine-member committee was set up by Ganduje to review the Kano State Tourism Master Plan (2014-2020) and advise government on implementation strategies.
In her remark, the State Director of Tourism, Hajiya Rabi Mansur, urged the dyers to add value to their work and improve its standard.
Earlier, the Association’s chairman, Alhaji Danjuma Muhammad, identified dilapidated nature of their place of work and insufficient capital as the major challenges facing them.
Muhammad also urged the Ministry to facilitate government’s interest-free loans for members.