J.F. Kamson & Company was a textile milling firm which was one of the first Nigerian ventures to be a pioneer in its industry along with the Kano Citizens Trading Company. The textile mill was financed by a 30,000 pounds loan from the Colony Development Board to manufacture khaki drills, grey baft and bleached shirts. In 1949, the firm purchased 60 power looms and used machinery in Lancashire, England. During the firm's initial run of production, it was supported by technical managers from the department of commerce. However, disagreement broke out between the managers and the proprietor leading to exit of the managers.