ABEOKUTA – The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has reiterated that, the Adire /Kampala fabrics will remain a global brand with its uniqueness.
Oba Gbadebo made the remarks on Thursday when the popular Itoku Adire/Kampala designers and marketers paid him homage at his Ake palace to commemorate this year’s Adire Cultural Festival.
The Bantun of Egbaland, Chief Kehinde Sofenwa who received the Market women on behalf of the Alake commended the marketers for sustaining the quality and uniqueness of the Adire/Kampala fabrics.
The paramount ruler maintained that, the uniqueness of the fabrics has placed Ogun State on world map for patronage from tourists across the world.
According to him “I want to felicitate with you on the auspicious occasion of your Adire cultural festival. Your job is unique to the people.
“The uniqueness of the Adire cloth has transcend beyond Egbaland and has put the state onto world map for tourists who came visiting the state “.
While responding, the Iyaloja Kemta, Itoku Adire/Kampala Trader Association, Alhaja Sadiat Akamo assured the people of Ogun State of the traders continued improvement on the Adire fabrics.
Alhaja Akamo commended the support of Alake for promoting the Adire fabrics to the world, urging the state government to provide a shopping complex to accommodate the traders.
“Adire/Kampala in Egba has been in an existence for centuries which must not be perish in our time, because we inherit it from our great parents. We urged the government to construct a shopping complex that will accommodate all of us in a particular place. “