By Edith Bolokor
A former President of Fashion Designers Association Nigeria (FADAN), Mrs Shade Thomas-fahm, has urged the Federal Government to revamp the textile sector to boost the nation`s economy.
Thomas-fahm told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that revamping the textile mills would help create huge revenue for the country.
“The textile industries will employ millions of Nigerians, boost the nation’s foreign reserved earnings, thus improve the economy and alleviate poverty,’’ she said.
She decried the low patronage and production of Nigeria goods, stressing that “it contributed to the decline in the nation’s economy.
“The low production and patronage of made-in-Nigeria goods is a bane in this country.
Most people prefer foreign things to the detriment of goods produced locally,’’ she said.
According to her, Nigeria is blessed with many natural resources that can be utilised for the benefit of its citizens.
“We must think out of the box on how to utilise the resources we are blessed with,’’ she said.
Thomas-fahm urged fashion designers to ensure that they create designs that could compete favourable with foreign designs to enable Nigerians look inwards.