Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s administration has banned indecent dressing among female and male public servants at the Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja. All forms of clothes exposing the female breasts and other sensitive female body parts have been banned, because it was getting to rampant and out of hand at various departments.
A circular issued by the Head of Service, Mrs. Josephine Williams dated 7 February, 2014 has been sent to all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, calling on all Directors of Finance and Administration, to immediately move against indecent dressing in the secretariat.
Part of the new dress codes for female civil servants are; skirts above the knee level are not allowed. Your skirt must be below your knees, with moderate slits and not body clinging skirts.
If you must wear trousers, such trousers should neither be tight nor revealing and must be worn with a jacket. Also, gowns to be worn by female public servants must be of knee level, moderate slit, not sleeveless or body clinging. Lastly, if native attires must be worn, they must be worn completely.
The men were also not left out, as they were also given dress codes; Administrative officers must wear suit and tie as professionals and other officers could wear suit and tie or French suit. Junior and clerical staff are allowed to wear shirts and trousers and French suit while complete native wear is allowed for all cadres of public servants. Mrs Williams also stated that all Directors of Finance and Administration are ordered to ensure that officers within their purview adhere strictly to the dress codes.