ABUJA – The Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, says all is set for the hosting of the 2014 African Fashion Reception in Nigeria.
The minister said the event with the theme, `Africa is the new inspiration of global fashion’, would be declared open by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Earlier, Mojo-Eyes said that Africa did not need aid from international community but assistance to develop and make commercially viable, its creative industries to bring meaningful development for wealth creation.
Mojo-Eyes said fashion industry could create jobs for millions of people and reduce the level of poverty in the country.
He said the event would feature 40 notable designers from Africa, 120 international fashion and textile designers across the world.
He said that the benefit of hosting the event was to bring the first World Fashion University to Nigeria and the first Africa World Class Garment manufacturing plant.
He said that the design of the university would be unveiled by Jonathan at the event. (NAN)