Ohaneze Moves to Promote Igbo Traditional Attire at Occasions

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By Emeka Nwokocha

Ahead of the upcoming 2018 Igbo Day celebration in Delta South and Delta Central Senatorial Districts, measures are being put in place by the leadership of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo to ensure the rich culture of the Igbo people does not slip into extinction.

In that light, the Special Assistant to Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Non Indigene Affairs, Hon. Nze Francis Onuora has emphasized the uniqueness of Igbo attire and its role in promoting the beautiful culture of Igbo people, even as he charged Igbo sons and daughters to raise their interest and liking for Igbo native attire by wearing it to occasions always.

Nze Onuora gave the charge in Warri recently, during the monthly meeting of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo, Delta South and Delta Central Senatorial District. He said that the Igbo culture is quite unique and beautiful, stressing the need for its sustenance in the face of contemporary infiltrating western attires.

Continuing, he advised all Igbo sons and daughters to dress in Igbo attire to the venue of the upcoming Igbo Day 2018 to showcase the rich culture of ndigbo which is prominently embedded in Igbo mode of dressing.

Nze Onuora said the annual Igbo Day celebration is a phenomenal way to showcase the Igbo rich and glamorous culture to the world and sustain its relevance in the face of competing western culture. The Igbo traditional attire for men, is generally made up of ishiagu top which resembles the African Dashiki. The women attire is an embodied puffed sleeve blouse along with two wrappers and a head scarf.

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