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Locals to embrace Made-in-Nigeria attire

09 December 2015, 20:04

Abuja - The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Culture, Ayotunde Adesugba, has called on locals to patronise Nigerian-made goods by always dressing in local clothing.

She made the call on the occasion of the Dress Nigeria Fashion Show/ Exhibition the ministry organised at the National Press Centre in Abuja.

“If we want the international market to open up to our stakeholders in this sector, we at home need to take the lead, celebrate our Aso Oke, Akwette, Luru (designers) and the likes,” said Adesugba at an event where she represented Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

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She stressed the fashion industry has the capacity to employ a large number of people from diverse disciplines thereby making the creation of wealth a reality.

Adesugba urged Nigerians to invest in fashion business as well collaborate in expansions towards breaking all limitations and international barriers.

“Nigerians are bold, intelligent and hardworking so I have no doubt that with untiring determination and government support, our fashion world will soon become a boom greater than oil,” said the official.

The Dress Nigeria Fashion Show/ Exhibition debuted in year 2011.

This year’s edition is strategised to stimulate awareness on investment opportunities of the sub-sector, galvanize local patronage of our indigenous fabrics and textiles, assist Nigerian designers and stakeholders to increase production of local fabrics and ultimately reposition the Ministry and its sub-sectors as key priority economic drivers. 





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