OYSG Orders Workers, Students To Wear Traditional Attire On May 21 To Mark World Culture Day


The Oyo State Government has directed residents in the state especially students in private and public schools as well as workers in the state to turn out in their traditional attire on Tuesday, May 21 in commemoration of the 2019 World Culture Day.

The State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun said this in Ibadan that the Governor of the State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi has approved the directive, saying that the theme of this year’s event is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Mr Arulogun explained that May 21 is set aside by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to celebrate and promote our culture in diversity, stating that schools’ authorities, civil/public servants, private business owners, corporate organisations as well as other culture-related organization are enjoined to wear indigenous attires throughout the day and make the day an indigenous language day

He noted that the preservation and promotion of our culture is a collective responsibility, stressing “Oyo State, being the cradle of Yoruba culture and tradition must be seen to celebrate World Culture Day in a unique way and that is why the State Government has directed that all students, workers and interested corporate organizations as well as private business owners to wear our traditional clothing on Monday to celebrate the day.

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