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ARTCO promotes Nigeria Dress Culture
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Nov '10
The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) has organized the 6th Annual Round Table on Cultural Orientation (ARTCO). The event which came up on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010, at Merit House, Abuja, was with the theme: “Promoting Nigerian Dress Culture: The Role of Organizations.”

ARTCO is an annual event which brings together policy-makers in the cultural sector, including cultural workers, practitioners, the academia and stakeholders to meet and fashion out a policy framework for government implementation.

This year's theme focused on the role of organizations in promoting Nigeria Dress Culture. This them has was adopted in order to address the unwholesome patronage of western dressing among our youth. The point is that if not properly checked, western dresses will completely take over the place of our local fabrics.

Apart from this, indecent dressing, which is an aspect associated western dressing, exposes sensitive parts of the body that are supposed to be covered by the individual. The exposure of cleavages by women, putting of slits in skirts, wearing of spaghettis and bare-backs, sagging jeans trousers by boys to reveal which under wears, among other tendencies, all call for serious concern. These dresses are by no means comparable to our local dresses which make one appear more decent, presentable and unique.

Another important issue is that the conference drew government attention to the need to revive our comatose textile industries. Government needs to grant soft loans to the textile industries and provide conducive environment for them to thrive so that more of our local materials would be produced at affordable costs. This will boost the economy and provide employment for our teeming jobless youths.

Since dressing is one of the major attributes of culture, concerted efforts should be geared toward sustaining and promoting it for generations to come. This informs the clarion call on government to set aside at least one day in the week to be declared as “Dress Nigerian Day,” so that public servants and indeed every Nigerian will dress in any Nigerian dress.

As ARTCO 2010 aims at correcting the colonial influences on our dress culture, there is need for all Nigerians to work towards the promotion of these ideals as NICO and indeed government alone cannot effectively execute this project.

The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO)

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