Not less than 50 indigent women will be empowered at this year’s edition of the Ondo Fashion Week.
Organisers of the fashion week, which will run from November 24th to 26th in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Creative Fashion Network in conjunction with 609Media, called on the government at all levels to creative an enabling evironment for the fashion industry too thrive in the country.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Honourable Hon, Omowunmi Olatunji Edet, is expected to be the host.
Creative Head of 609Media, Mrs. Adetutu Adejuyigbe, said the government need to make policies that can influence the production of garments in the country for ease of doing business.
According to Adejuyigbe, government participation is needed more in the industry to create employment for the teeming unemployedteeming youths.
Mrs. Adejuyigbe said, “We need government to make policies that can influence the production of garments in Nigeria, reduce taxes to encourage production of clothing and leather works.
“Increased participation of government in this sector will create more employment and attract more investors in Nigeria.
“China started small like us , but their government has made everything work, so that they can have hitch-free production of items.
” We know that govt reduced taxes on sewing machines, but its still not effective. Sewing machines are still relatively expensive.
We will be empowering 50 indigent women in Ondo state through the ministry”.
The Ondo Fashion and Creative Week is a gathering of intellectuals who are into the business of fashion, ranging from fashion designers, shoes and leather work designers, textile makers, makeup artists, cosmetologists and indigenous interior decor designers.
According to 609Media, the event will feature many established and aspiring fashion designers such as leather work designers, makeup artists and many others.
According to Mrs Adejuyigbe, also expected at the event are fashion reporters, fashion bloggers and design stockists.