Dreadlocks, multi-coloured hairdo banned – Abia govt warns workers
Donning dreadlocks or multi-coloured hairdo constitute “indecent dressing” that would no longer be permitted in the civil service, the Abia State Government has said.
Head of Service, Onyii Wamah said on Saturday that the state’s workers donning dreadlocks or multi-coloured hairdo must by Monday “remove them or face disciplinary action”.
Wamah gave the directive during the 2019 promotions, confirmation and conversion examinations for the state’s civil servants on Saturday.
According to him, the practices must be checked “so as to stop further degradation and ridiculing of the public service”.
He directed Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Ministerial and non-ministerial departments to monitor their staff’s dressing to that effect.
The HoS said that civil servants must be stopped from dressing in a way “that portray them as highly insensitive, undisciplined and irresponsible officers”.
Wamah reminded the government staff that “as intermediary and purveyors of government policies and programmes, you owe it as a sacred duty not to defame, ridicule and bring the government low in the estimation of the public”.