Lagos State Government has banned indecent dressing among female public servants, even as it outlawed all forms of dresses that expose breasts, contours and other sensitive parts of female body.
Our correspondent learnt that the decision was taken as a result of worsening cases of indecent dressing among the state government female public servants.
In a circular issued by the Head of Service, Mrs. Josephine Williams dated 7 February, 2014 sent to all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs the government enjoined 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 HOS in the circular added that, “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”.
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