The Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, has called on Nigerian Lawyers, Bankers, and Pastors, to form the habit of dressing in Nigerian native attires in the practice of their professions.

Stating this on Kapital FM 92.9 Radio Link programme, Dr. Ayakoroma, who was On Air with the Director, Administarion and Human Resources of the Institute, Barrister Abayomi Oyelola (mni), said dressing in Nigerian attires will bring pride to their professions and Nigeria as a nation.

In the programme anchored by Mr. Yahaya Umaru, the ES said most professionals in Pakistan, for example, dress in Pakistani attires to work to promote the Pakistani culture, and urged Nigerian Lawyers, Doctors, Pastors, and Bankers to devote a day or two for Nigerian attires in the course of their works.

According to him, by so doing, the Nigerian textile industries will be in business: “I do not believe that lawyers must wear wig, gown and suit to practise. Also, I do not believe that it is only suits pastor must wear to preach. There was a time Bankers used to wear native dresses on Fridays banking; but now, they wear customized T-shirts. Those who belong to these professions can wear native dresses to practise. If you go to Pakistan, you will see that they wear native dresses to practise most of the professions. So, let Nigerian lawyers, bankers, pastors wear native dresses to show they are Nigerian lawyers, pastors and bankers. This can bring pride to the nation and the professions.”

Nwagbo Nnenyelike
Corporate Affairs