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The Minister of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Betta Edu disclosed that the Federal Government is ready to Lift 100,000 people from poverty through Subsidize Adire production scheme. She stated this during her visit to Abeokuta Markets.
Adire fabrics are traditionally used to make clothing, such as wrappers, dresses, and headscarves. They are also used for home decor items like cushion covers, tablecloths, and wall hangings. Adire has gained international recognition and is appreciated for its unique patterns and cultural significance.
The Minister said the Federal Government will invest largely in creating jobs through the local fabrics production chain as one of the many ways to reduce poverty and improve exports, which will further boost the economy and revenue for market men and women.
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In her interaction with the marketers, the Minister explained that the clothes I am handling are N15,200, and we have some N25,000, and N75,000 in the shops. We have come here to see how it is being made locally, from the dying stage, the drying, and all of these stages that finally get to beautiful fabrics that we sell and export, ” She explained. The government will create new admire clusters through our schemes targeted at poverty eradication.
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Edu assured the market women of the government’s intentions to ensure the fabric became known around the world.
It was exciting for the market men and women in Itoku and Asero Markets in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, as the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu announced the readiness of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda to support locally produced Adire for local and international Market. She also took time to sensitize the market women on the market monies program and other social safety net programs from the ministry.
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Contemporary adire artists continue to innovate and experiment with new techniques and designs, blending traditional and modern elements. Adire workshops and training programs are also conducted to preserve and promote this traditional Nigerian textile art form.
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