Gov Umaru Bago
Gov Umaru Bago of Niger State has placed a ban on the wearing of native attire, popularly known as kaftans and Babanriga by civil servants to offices, from Monday to Thursday.
The governor gave the order during the presentation of land development and preparation equipment at the Brains and Hammers Rice City in Wushishi Local Government Area of the state over the weekend. According to him, all English attire is permissible going forward.
He added that any officer who fails to comply with the directive will be dismissed from the service.
“From Monday, we will issue an order preventing civil servants from wearing kaftan and Babanriga to work between Monday and Thursday. No Babanriga, No Kaftan, we are here to work. Anybody who wants to wear Babanriga should resign. We are also going to engage in serious farming activities going forward,” the governor said
Watch a video of him speaking below;