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
“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
“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
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.