The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers in Nigeria (NUTGTWN) has expressed its readiness to collaborate with Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture to train 2000 students and volunteers in the art of fashion designing and indigenious clothmaking.
Comrade Ibrahim Lawal, the National Chairman of the association disclosed this during a visit to the Director General of the council, Mr Wale Ojo Lanre in his office.
He said that the association was keenly interested in partnering and supporting the council because of the passion showed by Governor Kayode Fayemi in the promotion of arts and culture in Ekiti State.
“Apart from training of students in textile design of indigenious fabrics and other craft works, we would also teach them how to sell their products because there is an already-made market for souvenirs, crafts and other products.”
Ojo-Lanre who commended the delegation for coming all the way from Lagos to offer support and empowerment initiative remarked that the Council would do everything humanly possible at ensuring that the proposed training of Ekiti students and youth become a reality.
He disclosed that 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 an art and craft village which will be serviced by the products of such training”.
He expressed confidence that both the trainees and the Arts and Crafts village would stimulate economic development and reduce unemployment in the state
Ojo-Lanre said 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 culture vision of Governor Fayemi.