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The First Lady of Ekiti State, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji will tomorrow, Monday, 4th of March, 2024, launch the “Adire Ekiti Hub” as part of efforts at empowering the youth of Ekiti State by providing them with essential skills and opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti.

The statement reads, “the initiative was designed, in collaboration with the State Ministry of Youth Development, under Her Excellency’s pet project “Widows and Orphans Hope (WAOH)” scheme to address unemployment challenges by offering comprehensive training programmes focused on the traditional craft of Adire dyeing and textile production.

“The venture is to serve as a platform for youth development, fostering entrepreneurship and preserving Ekiti’s rich cultural heritage where 200 unemployed youth would, for starters, be trained and equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge free of charge to become proficient in Adire craftsmanship.

“Participants will receive hands-on training from skilled artisans, learning traditional techniques alongside modern practices to ensure their competitiveness in today’s market.

“The programme launch is scheduled to hold at Senator Ojudu’s Residence, Opposite NNPC along Iworoko Road, Ado-Ekiti at 10am prompt.”

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