A leading businessman has advised Nigerians to patronise local fabrics.
It was at the yearly Alumium Conference Centre, Lagos.
The second in its series, the conference sought to create a better platform for young minds in business, using the exchange of ideas to motivate them.
The Chief Executive Officer, Ruff n Tumble, Mrs Nike Ogunlesi, who gave the advice, spoke of her great passion for making clothes, hats, shoe designs.
She said the recent introduction of modern adire materials was aimed at keeping our culture. This, she explained, will ensure a better understanding of local ways of dressing.
Ogunlesi, however, lamented that most textile companies had collapsed due to lack of maintenance, low patronage and improper funding, among others. She blamed it all on successive governments, a situation she said had led most Nigerians to buy used clothes, otherwise known as “Okirika”.
Mrs Ogunlesi said extile companies were not flourishing like the 80s, hence the need to promote local fabrics to make the business boom.
Business – The Nation Nigeria