trousers and mini-skirts/dresses by its staff, would no longer be
condoned and will henceforth attract appropriate sanctions.
NPA’s general manager, Human Resources was quoted to have said “It has
been observed that despite the issuance of a couple of circulars vide
HQ/GMHR/CON/G.3/128 of 25th August, 2008 and HQ/CR/AD/G.1/3039 of 19th
December, 2014 on corporate Dress Code, some employees still indulge in
improper dressing to the office. “For the avoidance of doubt, it is
hereby reiterated that inappropriate dressings such tight jeans
trousers, cut-off trousers, mini-skirts/dresses, tummy and navel shirt
transparent/exposing outfits, spaghetti strapped dresses, mismatched
clothes, rubber slippers, tattered shoes and rough hairstyles, that are
unnecessary distractions would no longer be condoned and will henceforth
attract appropriate sanctions.”
The management thereafter urged sectional heads to monitor employees’
dressings with emphasis on decent and formal English wears.
The statement added: “In view of the foregoing and to further maintain a
positive corporate image of a reputable organisation, all divisional,
departmental and sectional heads, especially heads of personnel are once
again enjoined to ensure monitoring of compliance of employees
dressings with emphasis on decent, moderate and smart national and
formal English wears.” The new dressing order comes just a month after
Hadiza Bala Usman, newly appointed managing director of NPA assumed
duties at the headquarters in Lagos.
On assumption at the office, Usman told her colleagues to join her to
make the ports authority a model agency. “We will listen to our
customers, importers, exporters and other agencies working in the Ports
to improve on our service delivery to the nation, anything less than
world-class services is simply not acceptable; attaining such heights is
a mission to which I am certain we can all subscribe,” she said.