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Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Islie: 9:51am On Feb 11
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has explained why it has set a dress code for customers on its premises.

The dress code, which is to take effect from Monday, February 10, stipulates that all customers at the commission’s premises to transact business must be corporately and decently dressed from Monday to Thursday of every week.

The spokesperson of the commission, Laraba Sharibu, said the directive was to caution lawyers on how to dress while coming to the commission for business.

“What we discovered is that when lawyers come to transact business in the commission, some of them dress shabbily, in the sense that they wear torn jeans, mini, bumshorts, they don’t dress properly.

“When you dress properly, it is either you are in full traditional wear or you are wearing maybe a trouser and a shirt tucked, that is what we expect of them,” she said.

Mrs Sharibu said the law which has been in existence before now, is not targeted at women alone, she said men also dress indecently to the commission.

“No lawyer will go to the court premises, irrespective of if they are appearing before a judge or not, in three-quarter pants or ripped jeans.

“As a corporate lawyer, you never can tell where you meet your clients, some of them meet their clients here in our premises,” he said..

Mr Abubakar is a lawyer and a former special adviser to Bello Mahmud, the then Registrar General of CAC between August 2010 to October 2017.

The sudden enforcement of the law after years of being in existence is said to be a directive from the new management.

In 2017, the commission introduced online registration for businesses. This is said to be more convenient, simplified and fast as it takes 48hours.

Mrs Sharibu said the registration process has helped a lot in curbing corruption as money is not received in cash, and there has been less complaint about fraud between staff and clients.

“With the registration, we have tackled the pre, we are looking at the post, which will be online and now there is a new administration in place and we are waiting to see what his agenda will be.”

Commenting on the new directive, a legal practitioner, Kenms Akwarandu, said the law may be to differentiate the accredited agents at the commission from the touts that lurk around the premises.

Mr Akwarandu, who was seen dressed corporately in a suit after he came out of the premises, said, “It may be a way to differentiate those who are called to practice and those who are touting, that’s why there is an accreditation card for lawyers, chartered secretaries, and qualified accountants.”

“Whoever gave that instruction, gave it to be able to separate the wheat from the tares. If you must practice, be professional enough to dress decently.”

He said the freedom of expression has nothing to do with dressing, and the dress code is professional etiquette.

Also, a female lawyer who pleaded to speak on anonymity supported the introduction of the code.

“I believe that CAC as an organisation has the ultimate right to make policies to regulate the conduct of its business, including the dress code of customers coming to transact business within its premises.

“So if you are a customer coming to do business at the CAC, you are bound by the rules and regulations of CAC,” she said.


Shrinking of civil space

However, a legal practitioner and rights activist, Mbasekei Obono, had a different view of the directive. He said it is a move by government to shrink the civic space.

“Freedom of expression doesn’t stop at what you say, it looks at how you are dressed, how to express yourself in various ways, people express themselves in different ways.

“This is the problem with this administration, they are constantly doing everything humanly possible to clamp down on expression and expression is key to a democratic government.

“You cannot stop people from expressing themselves. This government needs to stop shrinking the civic space,” he said.

He said in as much as the commission is a corporate entity and no one is expected to dress shabbily to its premises, the commission is not visited by legal practitioners alone.

He said an artist that is trying to project his work through his dressing may decide to go to the commission and will be seen as not corporately dressed.

“The law already lifted the part where the commission is visited by lawyers alone, every other person can register a business as far as you are registered with the CAC. So it is not an issue of how lawyers should dress, it’s just about everyone.

“The fact that you are a lawyer doesn’t mean you can not express yourself. Just like every other person, lawyers can express themselves in any way they are comfortable with.”

He said the directive contravenes section 4 which is right of the dignity of the human person.

“I have a right to my dignity, so you can’t judge me based on how I am dressed as in section 35 of the constitution, which is right to personal liberty.”

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Citytrend: 9:53am On Feb 11
Confuse people. How is dress code the Nigerian Problem. Is it the basic amenities the government should provide the people who voted them in?

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by CarlosTheJackal: 9:54am On Feb 11
Is this the problem of Corporate Affairs Commission?


I'm not their staff so my dressing shouldn't be their concern.


Imagine if Zuckerberg came to register Facebook wearing a Polo shirt and a Jean he will be turned back.


Idiots are now growing geometrically in Nigeria

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by helinues: 9:54am On Feb 11

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Davash222(m): 10:02am On Feb 11
Na our distinguished Lawyers this Corporate Affairs Commision use play ludo like this

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by crestedaguiyi: 10:19am On Feb 11
islamization is on a course

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Engrdoodles: 2:34pm On Feb 11
Hope they won't disturb non defauters

Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by UstazAhmed(m): 2:35pm On Feb 11
So because their name is cooperate affairs everyone must now dress cooperate. What has my jalabia dressing got to do with them? Am I I decently dressed?

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by ArmaniUhuru: 2:35pm On Feb 11
Nigeria is a joke period.

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by cdyfoundation(m): 2:35pm On Feb 11
This is as a result of too much kunu. After sipping enough kunu, one manager woke up and thought the "Corporate " in Corporate Affairs Commission stands for "Corporate dress". Everybody just dey direct the affairs of this Nation the way he likes. Policies upon policies yet nothing to show for it. Confused people!

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by QuickStandard: 2:35pm On Feb 11
cool

Nigeria which way.

Just read on another tread, how a police woman castrated a fellow human being.
I felt like crying. What a wicked world.
And all these people care about is for people coming to register their business to dress like secondary school students.

Mehn, may God heal this country

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by medTechworld(f): 2:35pm On Feb 11
Okay angry
Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Seunaj05(m): 2:36pm On Feb 11
I hope this is coming from the corporate & ethics point of view and not from the religious angle.
Well done Mrs Sharibu
#freeLearSharibu

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by socialmediaman: 2:36pm On Feb 11
Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Gnaeusmagnus: 2:36pm On Feb 11
crestedaguiyi:
islamization is on a course

So, are we saying that only Muslims dress decently?

Okay

MODIFIED

Looking through the comments, one sees that most commenters are opposed to the concept of dressing well.

To be honest, I used to think like that...until I graduated and entered the real world.

And in the real world, people do business better with well dressed people, not with casually dressed people.

The funny thing is that most of the 'I dress how I want' edgelords and egdeladies here...as well as the guy I quoted above who believes that decent dressing =islamization (how reassuring)...will the minute their boss puts a notice saying that they should dress corporate...will dress as ordered. Edgelordisim dies when your salary is at stake.

Look, in the real world , people judge you primarily by your dressing. I'm sorry, but it is the sad fact. So , dress well. Because, if a foreigner comes to our CAC office or any government office and sees people dressed anyhow conducting official business, he is going to carry the image of Nigeria as being an unserious country...and that image is going to mutate and spread like a virulent fungus...until it starts stifling things like investment, and so on...and then jobs get lost...and then we have high crime rate....

Sorry, but when I am on offcial business, I dress well. Just because...

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by ETWs: 2:36pm On Feb 11
Abia
Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Shito90: 2:36pm On Feb 11
Madness is in stages....

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by seedgreen(m): 2:36pm On Feb 11
This won’t stand. We go sue their live
Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Azmanaty: 2:36pm On Feb 11
UstazAhmed:
So because their name is cooperate affairs everyone must now dress cooperate. What has my jalabia dressing got to do with them? Am I I decently dressed?
Corporate and not cooperate

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by FrLukas(m): 2:37pm On Feb 11
You know that this your policy is illegal, right?

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by NOHOLDSBAR: 2:38pm On Feb 11
crestedaguiyi:
islamization is on a course

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Gnaeusmagnus: 2:39pm On Feb 11
CarlosTheJackal:
Is this the problem of Corporate Affairs Commission?


I'm not their staff so my dressing shouldn't be their concern.


Imagine if Zuckerberg came to register Facebook wearing a Polo shirt and a Jean he will be turned back.


Idiots are now growing geometrically in Nigeria

So, do you dress casually on official visits to civil service offices?

Mark Zuckerberg dressing down does not mean everyone else should dress.down.

Or you would like it if your banker or doctor or lawyer dressed anyhow when transacting business with you?

Zuckerberg or no Zuckerberg, dressing well still carries better influence

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by talk2hb1(m): 2:39pm On Feb 11
Noted!!!
Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by eedimo: 2:41pm On Feb 11
A good one though
Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by NigeriaBam: 2:41pm On Feb 11
Interesting. Hope you will allow Agbada and Buba cry

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Lexusgs430: 2:41pm On Feb 11
April 1st is approaching..... Make den chill small.....
Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Kelvin30286063(m): 2:42pm On Feb 11
I'm trying to understand why the CAC is looking at the appearance of a customer. It has nothing to do with registering a business so wtf?

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by cassyrooy(m): 2:42pm On Feb 11
Which one is dressing corporate again?
Make I come wear suit and tie because I wan register my company? When the way now is to boost output and get more people employed, and these ones are here talking about how to dress or not.

Come and collect my jean and sweatshirt from me now?

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Caymen: 2:42pm On Feb 11
FrLukas:
You know that this your policy is illegal, right?
Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Gnaeusmagnus: 2:42pm On Feb 11
ArmaniUhuru:
Nigeria is a joke period.

Right, dressing well in offices means Nigeria is a joke.

Okay, just wear a singlet and jeans on your next job or work since dressing well means Nigeria is a joke. wink

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Re: Corporate Affairs Commission Implements Dress Code For Visitors by Caymen: 2:42pm On Feb 11
NOHOLDSBAR:
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