February 28, 2024

Ogun State House of Assembly Takes Action to Protect Local Adire Industry from Foreign Takeover

 

 

The Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution requesting that the State Government to put machineries in motion to stem the subtle take-over of Adire, Kampala local industry by foreigners.

 

The passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by the Minority Leader, Lukman Adeleye and supported by other lawmakers at a plenary presided over by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo during the plenary at the Assembly Complex, in Abeokuta.

 

Opening debate on the motion, sponsored by Babatunde Tella, the lawmakers decried the influx of imported/foreign adire into the local market which had been eroding the rich cultural heritage of the people of the State.

 

Tella called on the Ministries of Trade and Investment, Culture and Tourism as well as Women Affairs to investigate the matter, while pleading with the State Government to partner the Federal Government in assisting the local adire fabric makers have smooth export of their product to protect the nation’s growing economy.

 

The lawmakers unanimously solicited the support of the National Assembly to consider classifying the imported Adire as contraband good with a view to protecting the local economy of the State.

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