We can boldly say that Nigeria is finally picking up the pace when it comes to cultural values. When Chimamanda Adichie announced her ‘Wear Nigerian project’, we thought that was all, President Muhammadu Buhari crowned it all, by declaring Mondays and Wednesdays as Made in Nigeria wear day.
Whoop whoop!! How many persons are as excited as we are? Whoever said African prints will be limited to only Fridays, now you can look amazingly hot in that AsoOke, Iro and buba, yes we are advocates for go hard or go home.
President Muhammadu Buhari made this affirmation in a letter dated 4th April, 2017, which was addressed to the Executive secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, through the federal ministry of information & culture.
A part of the letter states “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”.
we sincerely hope that is also adopted by all state governments, for that to happen, President Muhammadu Buhari has 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.
Now you have no excuse to wear boring clothes to work, slay in that Ankara attire you’ve been saving for the perfect night out to work. Take out your best fabrics to your designers and let’s paint the town with our African prints.