January 15, 2017 – Bukky Wright & Others Urge FG To Revive Made In Nigeria Fabric Industry
Stakeholders in the entertainment and creative industry today advised the Federal Government to revive the moribund textile industries across the country so that they could produce and promote high grade and high-quality made-in-Nigeria fabrics.
Popular Nollywood actress Bukky Wright, Mrs Yeside Laguda, Mr Bayo Balogun and an ex-lawmaker, Mr Bashiru Bolarinwa, gave the advice on Sunday in Lagos.
Such fabrics would be able to compete favourably with their peers internationally, they also said.
Speaking in separate interviews during the official launch of Fashion and Life Style Store in Lagos, they said that the Federal Government should resuscitate the moribund textile industries across the country, it would also boost the country’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP).
They said that with the existence of the textile industries functioning, many jobless Nigerians would also secure employment opportunities.
Also, veteran actress Bukky Wright said that the Nollywood practitioners have been playing their roles in promoting the country fashion designs.
“I used to wear, showcase and flaunt Nigerian attires, designs in all my movies; the idea is to promote the country’s fashion industry.
“Each time I travelled abroad to show a movie, foreigners were always thrilled by African designs I wore, “she said.
Wright urged the government to create an enabling environment for the industry to thrive.,