Osun Government Orders Civil
Servants To Wear Uniform
Every Thursday

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The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola,
has made it compulsory for all the public and civil servants
to wear Adire to work every Thursday.


The governor, who launched mass production, promotion
and marketing of Adire Osun, also declared every Thursday
of the week ‘Adire Osun Day’.


This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press
Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, titled, ‘Osun
Int’l Fashion Week: Oyetola launches mass production of
Adire Osun …declares every Thursday Adire Osun Day’.


Oyetola said Adire is indigenous to Osun and that it is not
for nothing that Osogbo, the State capital, is referred to as
‘Ilu Aro’ (Home of dye).


He explained that the initiative was to reawaken the
people’s consciousness towards socio-cultural and artistic
renaissance in the State.


Oyetola who was represented by the Secretary to the State
Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, stressed that the State
under his watch would continue to support the cause of
employing indigenous resources to grow her revenue base.


Oyetola said, “I wish to recall that at the inauguration of this
administration under my leadership, I did state that the
economy of our State should be repositioned and that
Economic Summit would be organised to, among other
initiatives, develop strategies that would drive meaningful
youth employment, enhance food security and agricultural
development, activate mining prospects and boost the
tourism potential of the State.


“You will also recall that I stated in my inauguration speech
that the Medium and Small-Scale Enterprises would be
strengthened to enhance their productive capacity so as to
generate jobs, create wealth and further boost our local
economy.


“I also promised that the State of Osun would be made a
cultural destination and tourism enterprise zone in the
South West.
“It is in line with the above Vision that the Government has
swung into action by harnessing all the various tourism
resources that the State is greatly endowed with.


“Due to the various commitments of the State Government,
the Federal Government and other Private and Public
Development Partners are collaborating with the State for
the provision of infrastructure and the upgrade of our
cultural and tourism sites to global standards.”


Oyetola announced that “it has become compulsory
henceforth, for all the Public and Civil Servants to wear
Adire same day as part of efforts to quicken the
actualisation of the set objectives of the initiative as Osun
remains the leading light in African culture and tradition in
the country”.


He also urged the residents to take advantage of the
opportunities offered by the initiative to draw economic
opportunities and benefits to themselves for huge economic
development.


“In furtherance of efforts of this Government to preserve and
promote the production of Adire Osun as well as bolster the
image of Osun as a culturally correct and indigenous
product inclined State, every Thursday has been declared
Adire Osun Day. Consequently, effective from August 27th,
2021, all Public and Civil Servants in the State shall wear
Adire to work”, he added.

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