Adire fabric traders in Ogun State have urged for a halt to the importation of contaminated Chinese adire into local markets.
The traders revealed this while on an advocacy walk in Abeokuta, warning consumers and sellers about the dangers of buying tainted Chinese adire.
To protect the state’s cultural legacy, the traders persuaded Governor Dapo Abiodun to prohibit the sale of Chinese adire.
Speaking to the media, one of the vendors, Ogunfidodo Michael, bemoaned the introduction of tainted Chinese adire into the local market “Is pushing the locally made adire into extinction.
“We are trying to sensitize our people to know the dangerous effect of wearing the look-like adire fabrics. It is a synthetic cloth that is paramount all over; people think it is adire, but it is not adire”, he stated.
cc: Daily Post Ng