NIGERIA: Government declares Mondays, Wednesdays Made-in-Nigeria dress days


The Nigerian government has declared Mondays and Wednesdays as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Day in order to encourage citizens to patronize home-made products and appreciate their cultural values.

In a letter from the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed dated 4th April, 2017, addressed to the Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, it was disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC), at its meeting of Wednesday, 1st February, 2017, has approved the adoption of Mondays and Wednesdays of every week as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days as part of measures to uplift the nation’s culture and promote Made-in-Nigeria textile products.

The Ministry of Information and Culture was further tasked to officially make a presentation on the Made-in-Nigeria Campaign to the National Economic Council to secure the buy-in of State Governments.

As a follow-up to the letter, the Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Mohammed, asked the Management of NICO to provide a comprehensive proposal on how to effectively implement the policy in a manner that would encourage all Nigerians to conveniently observe the Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days.

Reacting to the Government’s approval for Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days, the Executive Secretary of NICO, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, stated that for him, it was one major breakthrough so far recorded by his administration in the Institute.

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