In a bid to encourage Nigerian entrepreneurs, the Muhammadu Buhari-led government has approved Mondays and Wednesdays every week, as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days.
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.