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Runsewe commends Gov Oyetola on Osun Adire initiative

By Maria Diamond
17 July 2021   |   3:24 am
Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe, said the reawakening of cultural fashion by Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, deserves national accolades.

Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe, said the reawakening of cultural fashion by Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, deserves national accolades.

From August 27, Governor Oyetola has made it compulsory for all public and civil servants to wear the Osun State variant of local Adire fabric, known as Adire Eleko to work, as a way to revive the dying cultural fashion of the people noted for their artistic and cultural tourism endowments.

Runsewe, who is also the President, Africa region of the World Craft Council (WCC), stated that the declaration of August 27 as Adire Osun Day by governor Oyetola, resonates with the vision and aspirations of the Federal Government to grow and focus on indigenous cultural tourism engagements, adding that time has come for Nigerians to embrace our indigenous and traditional ways of life.

“The cultural Adire fabric revolution started with Ogun State, and Osun State governor has taken it further to a refreshing dimension, factoring international leverage and making it a citizens project, which is commendable and deserving of our support and encouragement.”

Governor Oyetola, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Wole Oyebamiji at the Osun Fashion Week, restarted the commitment of the government to diversify and prioritise the culture tourism endowments to gain the youths through job openings.

“We shall partner with Musty Great Development and Alexanderia Jones Couture, based in the United States of America to market the Osun Adire fabric to the world,” the SSG, reiterated.