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“Fashola Face Your Work”! See Reactions to the Banning of Indecent Dressing for Lagos Public Servants

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Nigerians always have a funny way of reacting to social buzz.

The Lagos State Government recently banned all types of dressing that exposes breasts and other sensitive parts of the female body.

The decision was taken because of the increasing state of indecent dressing by female state government public servants. Drastic measures will be taken against offenders.

The new dress code for female employees includes skirts that are above the knee, pants which are not figure hugging and gowns with moderate slits and long sleeves.

And of course, many who didn’t take time to understand the ban, thought it was for all females in Nigeria. Here are some tweets responding to the ban, with some accusing Governor Babatunde Fashola

 

 

 

35 Comments

  1. Mariaah

    February 21, 2014 at 10:30 am

    LOL.. People should calm down. The ban is for public servants. Meaning Lagos State Government workers! Let me humour you (you do not need to laugh, really, those that would make noise and go ballistic on the social media more are students! They won’t even bother who he banned from dressing indecently.

    Calm ya tits DOWN!!

  2. www.molokwupeter.blogspot.com

    February 21, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The banning wont change anything.there are better hings to do in lagos.look at the roads in ikotun very bad..#fashola face your work!lol

  3. Nelly Agbogu'weight loss blog

    February 21, 2014 at 10:36 am

    lol @face your work

  4. kilipot...

    February 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Nigerians can be so ignorant. This is for female Lagos State public servants.

  5. my love

    February 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

    This is why i love Lagos. A different country on it own. God bless you Fashola, may you live long.

    • ABDULRASAK

      February 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      HMMMMM!!! ITS QUITE UNFORTUNATE THAT IT WAS MEN THAT WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE BAN OF MINI SKIRT AND OTHER IN-DESCENT ACTS OF LADY IN LAGOS STATE JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR SELFISH INTEREST. I BESEECH THE GAURDIANCE OF GOD ON THE GOVERNOR RAJI FASHOLA AND THOSE WHO ARE IN SUPPORT OF HIS ACTION. PLEASE WE ARE EXPECTING MORE BECAUSE ITS PART OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS FIRST CITIZEN OF LAGOS STATE PRESENTLY. GOVERNOR RAJI FASHOLA ITS INCUBENT UPON YOU AND YOUR SUBORDINATES TO PROPERLY LEADS US TO RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    • Ossie P

      February 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      IT IS NOT!! I repeat, IT IS NOT Fashola’s job to lead us to righteousness. I’m trying hard not to add any further statements … But seriously, that’s just a dumb thing to say!

  6. mrs chidukane

    February 21, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Even abroad, offices have dress code.He’s their employer and if he tells them to dress better within reason, then they should. The office is not a place to seduce your boss and sell your market

    • Hmmmm

      February 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Because seduction is from how you dress?

    • Nneks

      February 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

      It might not fully be…but dont be ignorant, Men are visual

    • Newbie

      February 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      @Nneks, so this is all about men then? I thought so. What is being done to address men who seduce women, however the hell they do it? Or are you going to say ment don’t seduce women or women can’t be seduced? SMH. Naija4lyf. One step forward, ten steps back.

    • Blessmyheart

      February 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Well, maybe not seduction really but indecent dressing isn’t professional. Simple. The question is how do you measure the length of the skirt or the tightness of the pants?
      Besides, there should also be a standard for men. Public servants should be encouraged to dress professionally too.

  7. Troll

    February 21, 2014 at 10:55 am

    But pls why only the female body? What about the men? Will they be allowed to sag, go around without a shirt, will they be allowed to wear shorts that above their knees? Why are women the only ones with sensitive body parts? Ehn? Why are we the ones that most be told what to wear? “Your breasts, legs, laps, back, arse and even face entice men so cover it up” Utter Bullshit!!! I don’t support indecent dressings yes, but i’ll always believe in free will for both male and female. Fashola face your work. *smh @ our leaders priority.

    • Fatimah

      February 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      and what man bares his chest/arse to work? Argue within reason.

  8. fade

    February 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

    @face your work, hehehehhehehhebe. That’s a good decision, at least, decency won’t hurt

  9. Mee

    February 21, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Fashola face your work o face your work ooo

  10. Troll

    February 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Even if it’s for female Lagos State public servants what the HELL is “figure hugging pants”
    What if i have a big arse and my trousers just can’t help to be tight, I should now be wearing baggy because the perverse men can’t control their eyes and minds. Okay.
    But If they think that this would reduce office knackings, they have another thing coming. This ban would back fire; the agberos on the street will misunderstand it and then sexual harassments will increase. And guess what their excuse would be “government ban am”.

    • Bide

      February 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      U mean pervert?

    • Non professional opinion

      March 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

      No, he/she means perverse.

  11. wendu

    February 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Please read very well before you comment. Their is wat they call office decorum please. he is the head of his office, so he need to take right decisions.

  12. chinwe

    February 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

    naija sha always looking for news where there isn’t one. it’s a dress code ppl all offices has one. I’m shocked to learn they are just implementing one now.

  13. jinkelele

    February 21, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Its dresscode people and thats common in most public offices for both men and women.

    Twitter guys should also face their work!! If they were I doubt they’d have time to actually research the ban instead of tweets of hysteria

  14. PDPA crew

    February 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Not a bad thing to do in my opinion. I f u visit Alausa especially, wen u see some ladies abi na women sef, u’ld definately knw dey have goods in store for sale!

  15. WOW

    February 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    This is so stupid, just when I thought Nigeria was taking a step forward in gender equality we take 5 steps back. Once again, only going encouraging egocentric men to suppress women…..

    • Blessmyheart

      February 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      I’m all for gender equality but I don’t see what gender equality has to do with this issue. Imagine going for a meeting with your boss and your boobs are hanging out. The question is, what are you trying to achieve with that dressing. I repeat, indecent dressing is not professional. It’s as simple as that.
      I said in an earlier post that there should also be a standard for men but on second thought, how many men sag, go bare-chested or wear shorts to work? Men typically don’t have issues regarding dressing in the office.

    • Blessmyheart

      February 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      I’m all for gender equality but I don’t see what gender equality has to do with this issue. Imagine going for a meeting with your boss and your boobs are hanging out. The question is, what are you trying to achieve with that dressing. I repeat, indecent dressing is not professional. It’s as simple as that.
      I said in an earlier post that there should also be a standard for men but on second thought, how many men sag, go bare-chested or wear shorts to work? Men typically don’t have issues regarding dressing in the office.

    • peyton

      February 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you oh. I don’t know what the fuss is all about lawyers have a dresscode why don’t ladies show cleavage in court? Even hilary clinton and condelezza rice dressed properly. There is such a thing as being professional. How many times have you seen obama sag his pants or even expose his chest? Everything is not about gender equality. And if you want to be taken seriously close your tatas and be professional.don’t know what the noise is all about

  16. agbeke

    February 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I dont know why Nigerians like taking panadol for another person’s headache. The ban is for his employees i.e. public servants and he is the Chief Public Servant of Lagos State. So i dont know what agberos have got to do with this as per someone’s comments earlier. Every respectable organisation has a dress code!

  17. Okoduwa Aangela

    February 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Gov. Fashola did not ban mini skirt in Lagos state, it is only a dress code reminder from the head of service to Lagos state civil servants both men and women.
    please read and react with understanding next time.

  18. SMOG

    February 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    eko don bad sotee reach say ppl no laik gud tin again. Nawaao anti christ plentioo 4 women side o. Mmmh, so dis women intentionmally laik as dey d abuse our senses of sight everywere?. Our body na temple of d holy spirit…God killed an animal 2cover Adam & Eve cos d leaves wer not ok… dat’s y many women no go go heaven.don’t worri God is waitin 4u on d judgement day. Luk at u, hw long u tink u go remain inside world b4 ur death? I’m not wishin u death cos me 2 go die, but wat matters is “where will u spend ur eternity?” viol of dis & tel urself truth.

  19. Ekeh Dominic

    February 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    God will give more grace to live on this earth if you can. But must not be only office decorum please. he is the head of his office, so he need to take right decisions, send ur boys all the street in the state to pick any one that dress like

  20. betty

    February 21, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Fashola only banned mini skirt among public servant workers….emphasizing on workers at alausa, etc…..

  21. e-bukun

    February 21, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    illiteracy is a disease. *shakes head and walks off*

  22. winy

    March 19, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Am due 4 lagos 2moro…. Hope dos agberos won’t show theirselves bcos of the heat am going on an easy wear… Knee lenght short nika and a top…. Shey am good 2 go… Abi make I change

  23. winy

    March 19, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Am due 4 lagos 2moro…. Hope dos agberos won’t show theirselves bcos of the heat am going on an easy wear… Knee lenght short nika and a top…. Shey am good 2 go… Abi make I change

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