The Founder, Lagos Leather-based Truthful and Inventive Director of Femi Purses, Mrs. Femi Olayebi, has said that the shortage of expert artisans within the nation’s leather-based business is hindering the expansion potential of the leather-based sector.
Olayebi, whereas addressing a press briefing to herald its Lagos Leather-based Truthful 5 (LLF5) scheduled to carry on the eleventh and twelfth of June 2022, defined that Nigeria lacks the best expertise set required to discover the leather-based business to compete globally.
She added that apart the dearth of expertise important for Nigeria’s competitiveness on the international scene, the business can also be confronted with myriads of challenges starting from lack of infrastructure, logistics and different bottlenecks hindering leather-based manufacturing issues.
She nevertheless known as on the federal government on the necessity to upscale the talent set of craftsmen and ladies to take the sector to its desired top.
In her phrases: “There may be not sufficient personnel within the leather-based house. The leather-based we produce shouldn’t be adequate for the sorts of merchandise we produce. The nation is but to put money into the worth addition of its endowed pure sources.”
She additionally suggested the federal authorities to accentuate its backward integration efforts to make sure that all uncooked supplies wanted for the expansion of the business are 100 per cent sourced regionally.
Talking in relation to the Lagos Leather-based Truthful exhibition, she stated the initiative has recorded great development within the final three years, because the variety of exhibitors has elevated, whereas the regular development of the honest has caught the eye of the private and non-private spheres.
She added that the LLF5 is a yearly retail showcase of West Africa’s main leather-based manufacturers created in 2017. She stated the first intention is to create consciousness of the potential worth of the leather-based business by first offering a much-needed platform for leather-based designers to showcase their expertise, then working at discovering sustainable options to maneuver the business ahead, and alter the narrative inside a uncared for and misunderstood sector.
Additionally talking, a Inventive Entrepreneur, Founder and Head Designer at Morin O, Mrs. Maureen Obaweya, stated the honest has introduced a number of consciousness and gamers within the leather-based worth chain collectively to showcase the potentials of the Nigerian leather-based business.