Buhari set to implement dress code for journalists covering villa

Buhari set to implement dress code for journalists covering villa

There are fears that after its inauguration,
the Government of Gen Muhammadu
Buhari may implement a strict dress code
for reporters covering activities of
Government House, Aso Villa in Abuja.
Some reporters told Nigerian Times that
media aides of the President-elect had
complained about the dressing of female
journalists covering him.
A reporter who chooses not to be
identified for fear of being victimised said
aides of the President-elect warned her
and her colleagues that when the General
is sworn in they would not tolerate
‘anyhow dressing’ by female journalists.
According to her, the aide said they were
not comfortable with the manner of
dressing by the reporters who cover the
activities of the President-elect, explaining
that they were not modest. “He said the
General would not tolerate indecent
“I don’t know what constitutes indecent
dressing. I was well dressed as far as I am
concerned. I wore a trouser and a nice top
and my cleavages were not exposed.
“They probably were not comfortable with
a woman wearing trousers or the fact that
I didn’t cover my hair. But I’m not a
Muslim and we didn’t experience such
issues working with the current
President,” the senior journalist said.
Gen Buhari who was elected in April has
already run into controversy when his
aides bar AIT, Nigeria’s leading private
television, from covering his activities.
The ban was only lifted after an outcry
from the media.

Source; Nigerian Times


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