EKITI STATE Government said it is poised to resuscitate and enhance the Ekiti traditional fabrics as a way to sustaining the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti and equally provide gainful employment for the unemployed teeming youths.
The Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre made this disclosure while hosting weavers
of traditional fabrics, popularly known as” Aso Ofi” in his office in Ado-Ekiti.
Ojo Lanre in his submissions maintained that the Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s-led administration was committed to uncovering the various
talents in arts and culture with a view to promoting such and marketing them to the world for economic advantages.
“We should not allow our culture to be suppressed by the western civilization, Ekiti is endowed with human and natural resources which
are unique. We should not allow this to die but rather they should be identified and promoted for globalization,” he said.
In a related development, the Director General informed a foremost Nigerian artist,”Yeye Toyin Adegbola” popularly called ” Toyin
Tomato” of the giants strides of the present administration geared towards uplifting Ekiti Arts and Culture, which the artist who claimed
to have her roots in Ekiti described as laudable and worthy of emulation.
Yeye Adegbola promised to partner with the government in its quest to achieve the goals and realize its vision of cultural renaissance.
In his contribution, the Permanent Secretary of the Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Ganiyu emphasized the present administration’s commitments to resuscitating and promoting the arts and cultural sectors for employment and revenue generation.
The indigenous traditional weaver, Mrs. Agbaje Odunayo who demonstrated the process of weaving the attire lauded the present
administration’s efforts at rejuvenating the arts and cultural sector and called on the youths, particularly the unemployed to embrace the
opportunity at their disposal to improve their standard of living.