The House of Representatives has urged President Bola Tinubu to ban the importation of Adire/Kampala fabrics to promote local production and conserve the scarce foreign exchange.


In a motion by Afolabi Moruf Afuape, said there was a need to revive and promote the traditional fabric industries or Adire and Kampala to boost the nation’s cultural heritage.


According to him, the Adire/Kampala fabric industry in Nigeria is crucial for economic growth, cultural preservation, and fostering entrepreneurship among citizens, particularly youth.


House however agreed to recommend criminalization of the importation of Adire into the country, protect the general local cottage industry, establishing a formal training and orientation programmes on skills, quality control, marketing, and business management for all local fabric producers, through the National Directorate of Employment to establish.


The House also asked its Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics, and Values to work in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency to launch a nationwide campaign to promote the cultural significance of Adire/Kampala and other locally produced fabrics and patronize locally produced fabrics.


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