Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has directed all state public officials to start wearing the Adire Osun attire every Wednesday.
The directive which aims to boost the industry and enhance the cultural strengths of the state, bounds on all public servants of the state including the State Executive Council, special advisers; Ministries, Departments and Agencies, amongst others.
The governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, announced the development in a communique published on Thursday by the state’s Head of Service, Mr. Ayanleye Aina.
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.
“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 statement added that Adeleke had presented the subject at the last SEC meeting with unanimous approval and adoption, while noting, “Adire actually has its source from Osun state.”