A Senior Manager with B and B Leather Company, Kano, Alhaji Uba Mijinyawa, has blamed the collapse of most leather industries in the state on persistent power outages. Mijinyawa made the observation during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano .
‘’Eighty per cent of the problems facing industries in the country, especially in Kano State, is lack of stable electricity supply. ‘’The power outages have contributed a lot to the collapse of many industries, including leather companies, in the state,’’ he said.
According to him, most of the industries had to fold up because they could not operate on diesel due to the high cost of the commodity. ‘’This is the reason why cost of production is high which forced most of the industries to stop operation because they could not endure the challenges.
The senior manager, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the current improvement in power supply across the country. He expressed optimism that if the feat was sustained many collapsed industries would resume normal production. (NAN).