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New Ogun state law: All workers must now wear ‘Adire’ to work

Hehehehe! A resolution currently being considered by lawmakers in Ogun
State, if passed, will enforce a policy that will have workers in the
state’s civil service, wear the native adire fabric to their offices,
once in a week.

The step is being taken as part of
measures to re-awaken the fast-dying cultural heritage of the people.

A member of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Olayiwola Ojodu
representing Abeokuta North State Constituency made this known in
Abeokuta, the state capital while declaring open a 2-week Art exhibition
tagged “Age of Change” to commemorate the nation’s 52nd Independence

 According to the lawmaker, “The legislative configuration of the present House of Assembly has
resolved to view every act of change in the State from a creative
perspective by providing enabling law and edicts necessary for building a
solid socio- cultural –economic future” the lawmaker stated.

The Adire fabric, also known as Adire Eleko is locally produced by in
the state with a unique blend of prints that are indigenous to Egba
people. One of the major tourist attraction in Abeokuta is local market
where the adire fabrics are still produced using, centuries old
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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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