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Lagos Bans Mini-skirt, Tight Pants

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Lagos State Government has banned all forms of dresses that expose breasts, contours and other sensitive parts of the female body, saying “they are indecent.”

This was contained in a circular issued by the State Head of Service, Mrs. Josephine Williams to entire Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, dated February 7, 2014.

Vanguard gathered that the decision was taken as a result of worsening cases of indecent dressing among the state government female public servants.

The circular however urged all Directors of Finance and Administration, DFAs, to immediately move against indecent dressing .

The circular, with the reference number CIR/HOS/14/Vol.1/022, said similar directive was issued through the HOS in 2005 in a circular number 113 mandating public servants to dress properly and decently to the office and official functions portray the good image of the state government.

The government in the circular warned that it would begin to take drastic and punitive measures against recalcitrant public servants who flout the directive.

The circular added “It has however been observed with grave concern that some officers have not been complying with this directive. The noticeable non-compliance of some officers to this directive should henceforth stop as the extant civil service rules and regulations on proper and indecent dressing still subsist and will be applied accordingly on flouters”.

The HOS listed what is contained in the new dress code for female civil to include skirts above the knee should not be worn by public servants, saying that dresses allowed are skirts which are of knee level, moderate slit and not body clinging skirts.

Williams said explained that if female public servants must wear trousers, such trousers should neither be tight nor revealing any sensitive part of their body and must be worn with a jacket.

She also prescribed that gowns to be worn by female public servants must be of knee level, moderate slit, not sleeveless and not body clinging, adding that if native attires must be worn, they must be worn completely.

The government also reeled out dress code for male public civil servants, prescribing that the dress code for men, administrative officers must wear suit and tie as professionals, while other officers wear suit and tie or French suit.

The junior and clerical staff they said should wear shirts and trousers and French suit while complete native wear is allowed for all cadres of public servants.

Williams affirmed that,“As a matter of necessity, all Directors of Finance and Administration are hereby enjoined to ensure that officers within their purview adhere strictly to moderate and decent dressing” [Vanguard]

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10 Comments

  1. YouCan

    February 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I think it is a nice decision. What do You think?

  2. celestine

    February 21, 2014 at 6:52 am

    It is a nice 1 if only d law will last long

  3. mikel Philips

    February 21, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Its a good idea by raji fashola,some dress are not good for office

  4. femnath

    February 21, 2014 at 7:29 am

    It need †̥ be taken †̥ the street too. Pass into law or something, just do something

  5. Olori

    February 21, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Good one,I pray it will be monitor strictly,Those on the streets too should be arrested and detain for hours or days.

  6. David

    February 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    That is a good one, @least they look decent for ones in their various offices that also will boost their morals. Also will make them look matured and coperate.Yes!yes!!Yes!!!.

  7. Oberah Amos

    February 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I lov dat decsition bcos it,s get worse evryday in dis country. Its a gud idea only if d gvrmnt ii hold on 2 their word.

  8. Omotayo

    February 21, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Since they are public servant; then it behooves of them to lead by example

  9. Godwin

    February 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

    The dress code policy ℓ̊s very nice and I want the govt T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ take it T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ the street and even private sectors. Indecent dressing ℓ̊s now the order of the day. Some private companies even impose indecent dressing on their female workers. One of them was causing traffic the other day while crossing the road as drivers were slowing down T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ see her back side more. Govt should arrest them and detain them. How can Α̲̅ woman if not Α̲̅ prostitute put on elastic trouser showing all her holes and come T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ public places. That ℓ̊s demon I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ disguise.

  10. Daniel Dooga

    February 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I think Lagos State has a good intention for its citizenry. Workers are not expected to dress like prostitutes. If I were there, I would encourage them to comply. It would be more honorable.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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