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Kofar-Mata dyers want govt intervention

The dyers made the call in an interview with Pyramid Trust on the importance of their business. One of the leading dyers, Alhaji Auwalu, who…

The dyers made the call in an interview with Pyramid Trust on the importance of their business. One of the leading dyers, Alhaji Auwalu, who has been in the business for over 50 years, said the business was one of the rich cultural heritage of the people of  Kano, but unfortunately, it was steadily losing substance.

The old man attributed the setback to the nonchalant attitude of the government and the sophistication in textile technology. He then enjoined the government to provide them with modern machines to survive in the business.

Another dyer who spoke to Pyramid Trust pleading anonymity, accused the state tourism board of misappropriating funds and grants meant to renovate the historic dye pit.

Our investigations at the Kofar Mata dye pit revealed that out of over 100 pits, only about 10 are currently in use as others have vanished.


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