“It should be noted that our administration’s declaration of every Thursday being ‘Osun Adire Day’ and the directive that all public and civil servants be dressed on Adire same day, is in furtherance of our efforts not only to promote our culture and tourism but also, to specifically develop the state textile industry.”
Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor, State of Osun, stated this during an engagement meeting with the Osun State Textile Dealers at the Centre of Civic Engagement, Osogbo, the state’s capital.
“The initiative of establishing an international trade centre in Dagbolu is part of the concerted efforts towards sustainable industrialization and commercialization as its inland port would greatly help the state in strengthening importation and exportation of goods such as textile products as well as giving the state businesses an international exposure,” he said.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, he said: “we cannot underplay the pivotal role the sector played in stemming the tide of unemployment between late 1950s and early 1990s and this has precipitated the efforts of the current administration to make this sector thrive among many others for sustainable socioeconomic development.
“Many road networks and other necessary infrastructures such as Olaiya flyover, capital city roads, intra and inter community roads among others are being massively constructed to provide ease of doing businesses and to also advance the state foreign investment strategy.”