As Ogun state prepares for the celebration of the world tourism day by showcasing a product that the state is known with to the rest of the world, the ministry of culture and tourism has organized a training programme for the youths across the twenty local governments in the production of Adire and Kampala.
Commissioner in the ministry Dr Toyin Taiwo reveals that the training which is a precursor to the September 27th celebration is aimed at increasing the capacity of the state in Kampala production as a way of creating more employment opportunities for the youths.
The production of Adire and Kampala has over the years given Ogun state international recognition with more people endorsing the product worldwide and the current administration has equally engender different policies to promote the use and production of Adire and Kampala locally and internationally.
As the state prepares to further expand the market for the product while benefiting from the value chain through the creation of employment for the youth during the September 27 world tourism day celebration, the training has been put together for youths across the twenty local governments in Ogun state by the ministry of culture and tourism in Adire and Kampala production.
Commissioner for culture and tourism Dr Toyin Taiwo said the current administration is determined to completely transform the Adire and Kampala production to create more employment opportunities for the youths and improve the economy of the state through culture and tourism.
Dr Taiwo stated that measures have been put in place to follow up on the participants and give them all the necessary supports to achieve the goals of making a living from the product.
Chairman of Ijebu North East local government is here to look for areas of partnership with the ministry while showing support for the participants sponsored by the local government and the government instructor for the programme said the training will help reduce unemployment in the state.
The participants praised the government for the training and hey promised to make good use of the opportunity.