Abeokuta South Adopts Adire/Kampala As Official Attire


The Caretaker Chairman, Abeokuta South local government, Hon. Ayodeji Michael Shomide has announced that, the local government officials and staff have adopted the use of Adire/Kampala as the official outfit every Friday. 

This was as he said the local government authority has empowered 10 Adire/Kampala textile producers with One Hundred and Twenty Thousand (N120,000) cash each.

The beneficiaries were given their cash at the flag off of Small Scale Business Support and Off-Taker Maiden Programme at the local government secretariat, Ake, Abeokuta. 
Presenting the cheque to the beneficiaries, the council chairman, Hon. Ayodeji Michael Shomide the gesture was to boost their production potentials and capacity.

Shomide who said his administration was committed to supporting women and youth to lift them out of abject poverty and unemployment bedevilling the country, noted that, his administration have arranged for off-takers who will the their products. 

He said the present administration in Abeokuta South is positioned to promote smale scale businesses to boost economic development of the state, as well as to bring about wealth creation and financial emancipation to small business owners.

"The initiation of different kind of people oriented projects has been the centre piece of our agenda to building our future together. 

"The present administration is committed to delivering projects and programmes that would impact positively on the lives and livelihood of our people. 

"It is a well known fact that the production of Adire fabrics has provided gainful employment opportunities to numerous people and had open-up vast window of opportunities for several others to tap into its value chain."

The council chairman therefore, appealed to  well meaning individuals, corporate organizations, private schools to key into the lofty initiative of the present administration both at the State and Local Government levels to adopt the use of Adire textile as part of school uniform fabric, national event and official dressing. 

One of beneficiaries, Mrs. Akinbola Maryam of Asero Kampala market expressed gratitude to the Council Chairman for the support, assuring to invest the cash support in her business.

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