Reporting From the speech of The National President Of FADAN(Mrs Funmi Ajila- Ladipo)
The importance of clothing can never be over emphasized, as humans this is one of our most basic needs. As fashion designers we design and create clothing and accessories amongst other roles.
Looking back at our achievements, we can only marvel at the brightness of this association’s future.
Despite our achievements there is still a lot of work to be done. Our main aim is to promote the growth of the fashion industry in Nigeria, as a country we have a population of over 170 million with only about 15% wearing Nigeria while the others wear international brands.
The Nigerian fashion industry can compete globally and create jobs for millions of Nigerians with the support of the government and the patronage of the citizens.
To be able to meet production demands we must first start with proper training and the creation of production hubs, which I have sung into the ears of the government repeatedly, the responses are quite impressive and the future looks bright.
As we wait in anticipation, I urge you, don’t rest on your oar. Let’s do it again together come 2016.
I wish you all a Happy, productive and prosperous New Year!
LETS ENCOURAGE THE NIGERIAN BRAND, WEAR NIGERIA.
Yes we can…Yes we will!
The National President (FADAN)
Mrs. Funmi Ajila Ladipo