Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has mandated all state public officials to start wearing the Adire Osun attire every Wednesday.
This was according to a communique issued by the state’s Head of Service, Mr. Ayanleye Aina, and signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on Thursday.
Blackbox Nigeria gathered that the directive affects all categories of public servants across ministries, departments, and agencies of government including tertiary institutions, local governments, local development council, and area office.
Also, it was gathered that the decision aims to boost the industry and enhance the cultural strengths of the state.
The statement read, “Governor Adeleke noted that the directive affected all categories of public servants across ministries, departments and agencies of government including tertiary institutions, local governments, local development council and area office,” the statement read
“Consequently, every Wednesday is adopted as Adire Osun Day with all accounting officers and heads of agencies expected to comply with the directive.
“Additionally, all political appointees are also expected to comply with the directive from the State Executive Council to special advisers, and other categories of appointees.”
The decision will reassert the traditional claim of Osun to the Adire genre.
It was further gathered that Governor Adeleke presented the subject at the last SEC meeting with unanimous approval and adoption, while noting, “Adire actually has its source from Osun state”.
Also, Adeleke held a meeting with his Ogun State counterpart, Dapo Abiodun, where “both governors resolved to host an annual celebration of Adire Day.”