Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke has directed civil servants across the state to mark this year’s Valentine’s Day by dancing, playing games, doing dressing parades and other kinds of entertainment.
He gave the directive in a statement on February 10 signed by his Head of Service, K. N Akintola with reference number SMD.61 Vol.IV/5.
Adeleke said only those that register for the games will be permitted to participate but that “all members of staff” must be at the venue of the event
The circular addressed to Permanent Secretaries, Head of Non-Ministerial Departments, Directors-General, Head of Local Government Administration and all civil servants, ordered them to be seated at the venue of the celebration at Governor’s Office parking space on Tuesday, February 14.
The circular titled, ‘Annual Valentine’s Day Celebration’ reads;
“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 10am.
“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.”
Adeleke, father of singer B-Red and an uncle to award-winning musician Davido, is known for his love for dancing.
He was, on January 27, sacked as governor by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, but has since appealed the judgment.