The Nigerian Airport Authority, NPA, has banned its staff from wearing trousers and mini skirts which it calls “inappropriate dressing” in all Nigerian airports.
The internal memorandum is titled “DRESS CODE”, with reference number HQ/CR/AD/G.1/589. It is dated July, 27, was sent to all staffs informing them of the new decision.
The new dress code was issued less than a month after the newly appointed managing director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, took over the runnings at the headquarters in Lagos.
Usman told her colleagues to join her vision to make the airports a “model” agency, as soon as she assumed office.
She told them, “We will listen to our customers, importers, exporters and other agencies working in the Ports to improve on our service delivery to the nation, anything less than world-class services is simply not acceptable; attaining such heights is a mission to which I am certain we can all subscribe.”
Madailygist confirmed the letter was by Y.G Bukar, NPA’s general manager, Human Resources.
It has been observed that despite the issuance of a couple of circulars vide HQ/GMHR/CON/G.3/128 of 25th August, 2008 and HQ/CR/AD/G.1/3039 of 19th December, 2014 on corporate Dress Code, some employees still indulge in improper dressing to the office.
For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby reiterated that inappropriate dressings such tight jeans trousers, cut-off trousers, mini-skirts/dresses, tummy and navel shirt transparent/exposing outfits, spaghetti strapped dresses, mismatched clothes, rubber slippers, tattered shoes and rough hairstyles, (to mention but a few) that are unnecessary distractions would no longer be condoned and will henceforth attract appropriate sanctions.
In view of the foregoing and to further maintain a positive corporate image of a reputable organisation, all divisional, departmental and sectional heads, especially heads of personnel are once again enjoined to ensure monitoring of compliance of employees dressings with emphasis on decent, moderate and smart national and formal English wears.