If you are member of Cross River State’s Executive or even a political appointee, you must henceforth be in clothes made from Calabar Garment Factory.

This was a directive from the State’s governor, Ben Ayade on Thursday while speaking after the roll out of the first set of clothes from the government-backed garment factory.

“Henceforth, starting from today, all executive members, all appointees must be in clothes made from Calabar Garment Factory and this is official,” the governor said.

But it will surprise you to know that the factory produces fashionable clothing such as blazers, jeans trousers and shirts.

The governor even said the Garment Factory is now producing in commercial quantity including the ones to be exported to other countries.

Ayade said that the state government is determined to boost its patronage and make the factory economically viable.

“The garment factory today is a reality and it’s now producing in commercial quantity for export too,” he said.

Ayade explained that the factory was already expanding into uniform production for schoolchildren, adding, “as you are well aware, we have had people from neighbouring states asking us to produce uniforms for them in hundreds of thousands.

"We are focused on getting the very best in Cross River garment factory and of course, the school uniform.”

“In no distant time, Cross River garment factory will be the main fashion industry and company to beat. And if you are not dressed by Cross River garment factory, you’re not dressed at all,” Ayade boasted.