EXTRA: Niger state governor bars civil servants from wearing native attires to work — except Fridays

Umar Bago, governor of Niger, has barred civil servants from wearing native attires to offices in the state.

Bago spoke on Monday during a presentation of land development and preparation equipment at the Brains and Hammers Rice City in Wushishi LGA of the state.

He said native attires such as “kaftans and babanriga” must not be worn at offices from Monday to Thursday.

He said all civil servants must comply with the directive, adding that those who flout the order would be “dismissed from service”.


The governor said his administration is focused on serving the state, adding that those who wish to wear native attires should resign from service.

He said civil servants are permitted to wear only English attires during the working days, adding that native clothes can be worn on Fridays.

“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,” he said.


“Anybody who wants to wear Babanriga should resign. We are also going to engage in serious farming activities going forward.”

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