The saying that “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart”, aptly capture the passsion the Chairman of Alarobaba Aso-Oke Weaving Enterprise, Mr. Musa Wasiu Alaro.
The weaving industry he inherited from his forefathers to make ends meet has become one of the largest weaving factory in Ilorin with most of his customers in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Ede, Ghana and other major cities within and beyond Nigeria offshores.
According to him, he devoted his entire life to weaving different styles of Aso oke as a means of livelihood.
“This is what we inherited from our fathers and since that time we are still trying to maintain and enhance our productivity with modernity.
According to him, despite the fact that it is expensive they make the fabric in accordance with the capacity of the customers thereby, attracting more people.
“We realise N70,000, N100,000, N300,000 N500,000 and even N1 million profit for weaving jobs weavings that we do for royal and rich families. One the average we make N1 million on monthly basis whenever there is high patronage.
He, however, called on the government to assist them with soft loans to expand their businesses.