Ogun state Governor, Dayo Abiodun has said pupils in the state public schools will start wearing the local Adire fabric as school uniform.
He disclosed this at the official launch of Ogun Adire Digital Market Place at Kuto, Abeokuta, the state capital.
The governor 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 an 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 would empower more people and further stimulate the Adire economy.”
The Adire fabric is an indigo-dyed cloth made in southwestern Nigeria by Yoruba women, using a variety of resist-dyeing techniques.