- Osun state government is taking serious measures to grow its revenue base by employing indigenous resources
- According to the government, all the public and civil servants must compulsorily wear Adire to work every Thursday
- This directive was contained in a statement by Ismail Omipidan, the governor's chief press secretary
Osun state - In furtherance of Osun state's efforts to promote the production of Adire, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has directed all the public and civil servants to wear the locally made fabric to work every Thursday.
Oyetola made this known on Saturday, July 10, during the launch of Adire Osun at the Osun International Fashion Week.
The governor in a statement by his chief press secretary, Ismail Omipidan, which was shared on Facebook also declared every Thursday of the week ‘Adire Osun Day’.
According to Omipidan, the governor's directive takes effect from Friday, August 27.
Oyetola, who was represented at the event by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Prince Wole Oyebamiji, stressed that Osun would continue to support the cause of employing indigenous resources to grow its revenue base.
He went on to explain that the initiative was to reawaken the people’s consciousness towards socio-cultural and artistic renaissance in the state.
Osun first lady launches second phase of women in agriculture scheme
Earlier, Osun First Lady, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola, launched the second phase of the women in agriculture scheme in the state.
The initiative which is the brainchild of Mrs. Oyetola is aimed at empowering female farmers in the state and ensuring food security for the residents.
Speaking at the launch of the second phase on Tuesday, June 22, Mrs. Oyetola described the agricultural sector as the main pillar for the sustenance of humanity. She said there is no time better to embrace farming than now.
Tension in Osun as masquerades reportedly invade Mosque
Meanwhile, one person was reportedly killed when armed masquerades allegedly invaded a mosque in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state.
Many worshippers were injured during the attack which happened on Sunday evening, June 27.
An eyewitness claimed that the reason for the invasion by the masquerades was not yet known.
The source added that the masquerades first hurled stones at the Muslim faithful who warned them not to repeat the same but they continued.