The President Muhammadu Buhari led government has approved the adoption of Mondays and Wednesdays every week, as Made in Nigeria Dress Days across the country. The approval was contained in a letter from the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, dated April 4, 2017, and addressed to the Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma.
The letter, signed by Umar Lamba for the Permanent Secretary, Ayotunde Adesugba, reads in part: “The Federal Executive Council (FEC), at its meeting of Wednesday, 1st February, 2017, has approved the adoption of Mondays and Wednesdays of every week as Made in Nigeria Dress Days as part of measures to uplift the nation’s culture and promote Made in Nigeria textile products.
It was also gathered that the federal government directed that a presentation on the Made in Nigeria Campaign be made to the National Economic Council to secure the buy in of state governments.
It is in this regard, the Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Mohammed directed the Management of NICO to provide a comprehensive proposal on how to effectively implement the policy in a manner that would encourage all Nigerians to conveniently observe the Made in Nigeria Dress Days.