New Clothing Rules for Women Take Effect in Nigeria

A new ruling on dress codes has come into effect in Nigeria and women are no longer allowed to wear trousers or “immodest clothes.” Women wearing trousers were turned away on January 29th from the administrative core of Nigeria’s military government. Officials commented that these new rules were instituted to keep women of “easy virtue” from visiting the thirteen government ministries. One official commented on women with pant-covered legs, “These ladies find their ways into offices and pester top government officials for contracts, jobs or gifts by flaunting their bodies. It is about time we cleaned up.”


Reuters - January 31, 1997

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