Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi – Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, on Wednesday, has launched Adire Fashion Textile Factory to Mark Aje festival in Ile Ife, Osun State.
Aje Festival celebration remains one of the significant obligations of preserving and upholding the sacred heritage our Ancestors gave to us.
It tells of the economic pre-eminence and rich inheritance that Yoruba dispensed into the world civilization.
Aje, is a deity of wealth and economic prosperity that is adding great positive influence on the world’s economy.
In line with the mission of 2021 Aje Festival, I have therefore launched ‘Ooni Adire Fashion Textile Factory’ with a mandate of supporting, uplifting and equipping emerging young entrepreneurs with greater knowledge of Adire, advancing my unwavering commitment towards the creation of textile industrialization that is fit for purpose, integrating a new cultural textile economy that speaks to the heart of ‘Made in Nigeria’ as well as unlocking significant values for innovative Adire business models with the use of modern technology that are inherent in our young populations.
Together, all our actions matter. My deep belief in our vibrant young populations in Nigeria and across Africa remain the epitome of my Royal mission.
All of you should be rest assured of my devotion and loyalty as you remain my greatest asset.
I hear you on a daily basis and I see through the depth of your rich resilience entrepreneurial spirit, creative fineness, and deep-rooted aspirations to build the socioeconomic space that is fit for purpose.
Through Ooni Adire Fashion Textile Factory, which is one of my initiatives, I will surely be part of your success stories as we create economic mobility and accessibility for our nation through our culture.