The Bayelsa State government on Sunday announced that a World Fashion Organisation (WFO) has named the proposed World Fashion University which is to be built in state after President Goodluck Jonathan.
Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seriake d!ckson, who made this known in a statement issued in Yenagoa, the state capital said, the decision was in recognition of the president’s achievements so far despite the security challenges facing the country.
According to the Nation, the statement revealed that the organisation made the revelation at the closing ceremony and Gala Night of the Africa Fashion Reception, which was held at the Banquet Hall of Government House.
It said that the Goodluck Jonathan World Fashion University will be equipped with a research centre, amphitheatre, faculty of social sciences, conference centre, textile plant building and sports complex, among other facilities.
The president, who was represented at the occasion by Chief Edem Duke, the Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, thanked the organisation for the honour.
President Jonathan noted that, Africa has produced notable designers in the creative industry and must be given its pride of place in the world.
The president also disclosed that the industry had contributed 40 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) across the continent.