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  • Updated: February 11, 2023

Valentine: Adeleke Orders Osun Workforce To Play Games, Dance

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has issued a directive on how the state's civil servants are to mark the year 2023 Valentine's Day.

In a memo issued through the Office of the Osun State Head of Service on Friday, February 10, 2023, with reference number SMD.61 Vol.IV/5., Governor Adeleke ordered that the state civil servants should make the day by dancing, playing games, doing dressing parades and participating in other types of entertainment.

Also, while directing all civil servants to be at the venue of the event on Tuesday, the governor stated that only those that registered for the games will be permitted to participate.

In the circular addressed to the Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Non-Ministerial Departments, Directors-General, Heads of Local Government Administration and all civil servants, they were ordered to be seated at the venue of the celebration at the Governor’s Office parking space on the same day.

“The year 2023 annual Valentine’s Day celebration for the entire public servants in the state comes up on Tuesday, 14 February 2023 at White House Car Park, Abere.   

“The programme will feature Table Tennis, Draft, Ayo Olopon, Ludo, Dressing Parade, Dancing Competition, Questions and Answers, among others.

“Consequently, public servants who are interested in the above games are to register with Comrade Agboola on Phone No. 08034648367 and Comrade Semiu on Phone No. 08061674458.“Please note that only those who register will be allowed to participate in the games.

"The Executive Governor Osun State, His Excellency. Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke is the Father of Love for the day while the Head of Service is the Chief Host.

"Therefore, all members of staff are to be seated by 10 am.

"I am to request all Accounting Officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Heads of non-Ministerial Agencies including Local Government as well as Local Council Development Authorities are requested to comply and give the content of this Circular wide publicity among their Staff," the circular titled, ‘Annual Valentine’s Day Celebration’ reads.

Adeleke, the sixth executive governor of Osun State has not shied away from displaying his dance step in public.

Known in local parlance as "Dende Ijo", Adeleke has at every event before and after he became governor has continually showed off his dancing skills.

This flare for dancing has however drawn the criticisms of members of the opposition parties and political foes who have constantly maintained that Governor Adeleke does not have what it takes to govern Osun as all he does is dance.

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