ERELU BISI FAYEMI SHOWCASES EKITI TALENTS AT EKITI ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK - Paul Ukpabio's Blog

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Sunday, 13 October 2019

ERELU BISI FAYEMI SHOWCASES EKITI TALENTS AT EKITI ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK


The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has put the state on the world map with Ekiti Entrepreneurship Week. Speaking at the 3rd day of Ekiti Entrepreneurship Week to mark the beginning of the first year in office, the First Lady gave strong assurance to Ekiti people willing to become entrepreneurs, that all hands will be on deck on the part of government to provide adequate support for them.

At the event which took place at Tradefair Shopping Complex, Adetiloye hall in Ado Ekiti, the wife of the governor on Saturday, expressed her satisfaction during the fashion parade and talent, showcased by designers who presented items such as, Aso Oke, Campala popularly known as Adire, Ankara sewed in different styles and other beauty Make up and Artists.

She noted that the initiative would boost the state’s economic development if well explored strategically and help our young fashion artist to develop themselves. "We are doing this enterpreneurship week, to be able to showcase Ekiti textile Ekiti locally made fabrics and tailoring...We have seen that Ekiti people are amazing, we have all this materials produced here in Ekiti...We want to thank Dr John Kayode Fayemi for investing in ekiti and supporting the women folk, we can here now showcase to the world what we can do. Ekiti people are not lazy, we are hard working and industrious," she said.


Erelu Fayemi further disclosed that a number of the participants at the programme would be invited to both the Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria and Abroad. She expressed optimism that the programme would be a permanent feature in the State

Hon. Seyi Ayeleso, the Secretary of the Committee for the Enterpreneurship week 2019, who also spoke at the event, urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity given to them from the programme; and also know that the programme is aimed at raising and showcasing the talented people in the State.


The event was coordinated by the President of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria, Mrs Funmi Ajila-Ladipo, while the models were trained by Modela. The fabrics used at the Entrepreneurship Week 2019 were produced by the local women of Ekiti State. Ado oke was put together by the local weaver's for the designers, the batik and tie and dye was made by the students of textile department of the University of Ado Ekiti, all the designers hail from Ado Ekiti State, all the models as well, hail from Ado Ekiti while the hair stylist is also an Ekiti indigene.











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