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JPAS. 2022; 22(2): 147-162


KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION

Murtala Muhammad , Auwalu Ibrahim, Ismail Hussain, Kafilah Lola Gold.

Abstract
Neoliberalism or the contemporary transition of the age old globalization has transformed the face of textile production and trade in Kano, Nigeria. This article provides statistical analysis of the scenario of deindustrialization encouraged by the worsening performers indicators in production encouraged by the adverse effects of neoliberalism in two and half decades (1990-2015). The study compares the effects of the phenomenon from 1990 to 1999 when neoliberalism was entrenched and from 2000 to 2015 when Kano experienced increase textile trade relations with China encouraged by free movement of goods and improved communications. Information on production performance indicators and trend on employment and capacity utilisation in three sampled factories were analysed. Descriptive statistics was used to provide a clear picture of the behaviour of location parameters of the data. The research also employed trend analysis techniques by plotting the observed data of the workforce and production capacity against the years under review. The analyses showed that heavy damage was done to the industry by neoliberalism and increased China’s exports. Moreover, the results indicated that production was at its peak in the 1990s in terms of labour strength and production capacity. Decline in production was observed over the years as the workforce and capacity reduced to an appalling numbers when China occupies the Kano production space. This was from 2000 when liberalism became endemic and the textiles factories in Kano suffered its impact. The competitive position open to foreign textile industry challenges the opportunities open to Kano textile industry by globalization. Our study can be used as a benchmark by the policy makers to formulate a policy that can create the development of a comprehensive and workable home grown strategy which will in the long run ensure mutual beneficial interaction and build the system for genuine win-win position.

Key words: China, Employment, Kano, Nigeria, Neoliberalism, Production, Textile, Trade


 
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MM, Ibrahim A, Hussain I, Gold KL, . KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION. JPAS. 2022; 22(2): 147-162.


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MM, Ibrahim A, Hussain I, Gold KL, . KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION. https://www.atbuscienceforum.com/?mno=75004 [Access: November 12, 2022].


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MM, Ibrahim A, Hussain I, Gold KL, . KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION. JPAS. 2022; 22(2): 147-162.



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MM, Ibrahim A, Hussain I, Gold KL, . KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION. JPAS. (2022), [cited November 12, 2022]; 22(2): 147-162.



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, M. M., Ibrahim, A., Hussain, I., Gold, K. L. & (2022) KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION. JPAS, 22 (2), 147-162.



Turabian Style

, Murtala Muhammad, Auwalu Ibrahim, Ismail Hussain, Kafilah Lola Gold, and . 2022. KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION. Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences), 22 (2), 147-162.



Chicago Style

, Murtala Muhammad, Auwalu Ibrahim, Ismail Hussain, Kafilah Lola Gold, and . "KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION." Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences) 22 (2022), 147-162.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

, Murtala Muhammad, Auwalu Ibrahim, Ismail Hussain, Kafilah Lola Gold, and . "KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION." Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences) 22.2 (2022), 147-162. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

, M. M., Ibrahim, A., Hussain, I., Gold, K. L. & (2022) KANO AND CHINA IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION. Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences), 22 (2), 147-162.