Amb. (Mrs) Rajis Okpara, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Singapore has advised Nigerian women to dress decently so that they can be addressed properly. Okpara, who gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja in an interview with newsmen stressed the need for women to dress decently.
She said that the adage `the way you dress will determine the way you are address` was still relevant in the country and across the world. She said: “I think it is important for women to dress well, keep fit and take good care of themselves.
“You can dignify yourself as a lady by the way you dress; you don’t have to expose your body indecently. “If you do that you are indirectly telling people that you are available for use. “In as much as we are all craving to look good, I am also of the opinion that we must dress decently.“
Okpara appealed to stakeholders in Nigeria’s fashion industry to discourage female artistes from dressing indecently. “They should ensure that our culture and traditions are obeyed and not thrown away. “Lately you see Nigerian women across the world exposing their body and ignorantly calling it fashion.
“My advice to the fashion world or people going into fashion is to maintain our culture and to also respect the dignity of womanhood,’’ she added. The ambassador advised Nigerian women to ensure that their voice are heard in the society by voting in the February general elections.