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NAFEST to stress on buying domestic products
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Sep '08
The National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) to be held in Enugu City between 4th and 11th of October stresses on the need for Nigerians to adopt the culture of using made-in-Nigeria products.

While addressing the media in the city about the 22nd edition of the festival themed, 'Culture and the Challenges of Our Time: Promoting Nigeria Dress Culture', Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode noted that the fashion and dress culture of Nigeria has a lot to offer.

Mr Kayode further noted that, “one of the important products of the economy was cotton which serviced the ever growing textile and fashion centres of our bourgeoning economy. From the ancient dying pits of Kano to the exquisite Akwete, Adire, Akwa-ocha and other textiles varieties in the South; Nigeria boasted of very high quality textiles, designs and apparels that competed favorably with imported ones.

But over the years, the changing global environment as well as the new trend of ostentatious demands gave way to a massive import culture. Consequently, Nigeria became a dumping ground for all manners of textile materials and designs, some even of inferior quality. The ministry took it as a challenge and thus chose this theme for this year's NAFEST.”

Over 5,000 people from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and agencies as well as other stakeholders in the culture and tourism sector are expected to attend the festival.


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