Why Oyetola mandated Osun workers to wear ‘adire’ uniform


Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has directed all public and civil servants in the state to be wearing local Adire fabric to work on Thursdays.

The Governor gave the directive while inaugurating the mass production, promotion and marketing of Adire fabric in the Osun.

Oyetola declared every Thursday of the week as ‘Adire Osun Day’ and made it compulsory for all the public and civil servants to wear Adire local fabric as directed.

He added that the initiative was to reawaken the people’s consciousness towards sociocultural and artistic renaissance in the State.

He said the initiative is in furtherance of his administration’s efforts to preserve and promote the production of Adire fabric in the state.

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).

The Governor 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 said.