Ogun poised to make Adire uniform in public schools, says Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has announced that public schools in the state will adopt the Adire fabric as official school uniform starting from next term.

Mr Abiodun also urged the Federal Government to adopt Adire as attire for national events and as a cultural symbol in the nation’s foreign missions.

Abiodun announced this decision at the inauguration of the Ogun Adire Digital Market Place at the June 12 Cultural centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.

He said, “For us in Ogun State and starting from next term, plans are on to make Adire an integral part of school uniform fabric for our public primary and secondary schools.

“Plans have reached advanced stage to make Adire an important aspect of everyday life, as all top government functionaries in the state now wear Adire on Fridays, just as plans are underway to make the Adire part of school uniform.

“It will empower more people and further stimulate the Adire economy. I want to call on all stakeholders in the information, culture and tourism sectors to partner us in promoting this national heritage.

“I want to particularly call on our Honourable Minister of Information and Culture to help promote Adire at the national level. For example, members of the Federal Executive Council and other top government functionaries can adopt Adire for national events. Our foreign missions can also adopt Adire fabric as a cultural symbol that will further project our rich culture to the outside world. Same thing could also be done by our Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports by making the ceremonial dress of our athletes from local fabrics such as our Adire.



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