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Adopt Adire as national attire, says Abiodun


By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has urged the Federal Government to adopt Adire as an attire for national events and as a cultural symbol in the nation’s foreign missions.

He said this would further help to promote the rich culture of the nation to the outside world.

The governor made the call yesterday at the official launch of Ogun Adire Digital Market Place at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, at an event attended by Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, wife of the governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Dr. Oluwatosin Taiwo, among others.

Abiodun also advocated the making of ceremonial dress from Adire for the nation’s athletes taking part in international sporting activities.

He pledged to make Adire the official uniform in public schools with effect from next academic session.

Alhaji Muhammed hailed Ogun State for making efforts to showcase Adire in the international arena, saying it was in line with the Federal Government’s diversification policy.

He said the Adire Ogun Digital Market Place would serve as a veritable platform for marketing local fabrics, creating employment and promoting the nation’s cultural heritage.

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