STATE AND INDUSTRIALIZATION IN NIGERIA: THE RISE AND COLLAPSE OF ZAMFARA TEXTILE INDUSTRIES

Authors

  • Muhammad Shehu Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

Keywords:

Collapse, Industry, Industrialization, Rise, State, Textile

Abstract

This study examined the role of the state in the industrialisation process, using the Zamfara Textile Industries Nigeria as a case study. The study becomes necessary considering the critical role of textile production in any state’s drive to economic development. Consequent upon this, the study investigated the extent to which the provision of efficient infrastructural facilities, legal and institutional framework as well as formulations of good industrial policies by the Nigerian state have led to the rise of Zamfara Textile Industry. The research also explored the extent to which problem of power supply, inadequate locally produced raw materials, manpower development, dependency on foreign technology, ineffective trade and industrial policies and low local patronage led to the collapse of Zamfara Textile industry. The framework of analysis adopted in this study is historical dialectical materialism considering the fact that the industry under study has collapsed and become a history. Both primary and secondary sources of data were used. The primary source included interview and personal observation. Key informant interview (KII) was used as the instrument of data collection. It was structurally designed to guide interface with stakeholders and other respondents deemed relevant to the study which were purposely selected. The secondary sources included documentary analysis of some literature and unpublished reports from the industry. The finding of the research revealed that the nature and character of the Nigerian state is largely responsible for the comatose status of the industrialization in the state. The study recommends for the creation and implementation of relevant policies to boot industrial development in the area.

Author Biography

Muhammad Shehu, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, USMANU DANFODIYO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO

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Published

2023-12-29