This is introducing Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association (NTMA). The big umbrella under which the Nigerian Textile Industry operates.
NTMA came together as a body as far back as May, 1967. Most of the Textile Mills came into existence between 1960 - 1975. The ban on importation of Textiles into Nigeria after the 1967 - 1970 civil war prompted more investors into the textile industry.
In 1978, the then Federal Government decided to ban yarn importation as from 1984. This again led to backward integration in the industry. Many mills became fully integrated companies while some came up as only spinning mills.