By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
National Chairman of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers in Nigeria (NUTGTWN), Camapala Sector, Comrade Ibrahim Lawal has disclosed that the association is ready to collaborate with the Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture to train ,2000 Ekiti students and voluntary youths
Comrade Lawal stated this while speaking during a visit to the Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre in his office
The NUTGTWN National Chairman said the union would train the youths in the art of fashion designing , indigenious cloth making ,arts and crafts.
“Apart from training of students in textile design of indigenous fabrics and other craft works, we would also teach them how to sell their products because there is an already-made market for sourverniers, crafts and other products.” he said.
According to Comrade Lawal, NUTGTWN was keenly interested in partnering and supporting the Council because of the cultural vision and mission being floated and demonstrated by the Governor John Kayode Fayemi in the promotion of Arts and Culture and at restoring the core value of the people of Ekiti state to its pristine status
Speaking, the Director-General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre lauded the delegation for coming all the way from Lagos to offer support and empowerment initiative to the Council and the people of Ekiti state”.
Ambassador Ojo-Lanre said the Ekiti state Council of Arts and Culture would do everything humanly possible at ensuring that the proposed training of Ekiti students and youths become a reality .
‘ It is my pleasure to express our gratitude at the Council to NUTGTWN for its altrustic commitment and nationalistic endeavour at empowering the youths of this nation . This offer to train our youths and students is coming at the right time because the Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture is on the stage of establishing a art and craft village which will be serviced by the products of such training ‘ he said.
Ambassador Ojo Lanre maintained that both the trainees and the Arts and crafts Village would stimulate economic development and reduce unemployment in the state, saying, the Council was ready to engage and enter into purposeful and landmark partnership with corporate bodies , organisations and individuals who are willing to add value to the arts and cultural vision of Governor Fayemi
“Governor Kayode Fayemi is a lover of arts and culture, and part of the reasons he set up the Council is to promote and encourage activities that will shore up indigenous industry for economic benefits and empowerment,”