Nigerians on Twitter have been reacting to news that the University of Lagos has banned both male and female students from wearing tight-fitting clothes, including trousers, skirts and blouses.
A management circular issued by the institution also bans “all clothes which reveal sensitive parts of the body such as the bust, chest, belly, upper arms and the buttocks”.
The circular adds:
Students should maintain a clean and well-cared for appearance in all settings on campus. Wearing of tight, strapless and revealing clothes whose length are above the knees are inappropriate.”
This tweeter was not impressed:
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) February 7, 2017
One tweeter, however, welcomed the idea but others clearly did not:
@ChidiOdinkalu I don't see anything wrong with this. We are Africans and have values to respect. We must not feel as if we are westerners
— B. (@muhd_m86) February 7, 2017
— Amapopping (@Orikaeze1) February 7, 2017
This just going to be an excuse for molestation. https://t.co/RUNLaJCL1j
— sativa (@BLAKSQUIAT) February 7, 2017
Basically, it says nonsense. Still attempting to police women's bodies and choices – in a university for heaven's sake! https://t.co/PuQ8rgEKGR
— Ayo Obe (@naijama) February 7, 2017
— Daria Media (@TheDariaMedia) February 7, 2017