The Federal government under the leadership of President Buhari has approved the adoption of the adoption of Mondays and Wednesdays every week, as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days across the country, TVC reports. The approval was contained in a letter from the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, dated April 4, 2017, and addressed to the Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma.
The letter, signed by Umar Lamba for the Permanent Secretary, Ayotunde Adesugba, reads in part: “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."
It was also gathered that the federal government directed that a presentation on the Made-in-Nigeria Campaign be made to the National Economic Council to secure the buy-in of state governments.
It is in this regard, the Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Mohammed directed 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.
It was also gathered that the Executive Secretary of NICO, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, told described the development as one of the major breakthrough so far recorded by his administration in the Institute.