The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ekiti branch, has warned female lawyers in the country to desist from indecent dressing.
The Chairperson of FIDA in the state, Mrs Adefunke Anoma, gave the warning at a dinner and award night organised by the Legal Aid Community Development Service in Ado Ado Ekiti, the state capital at the weekend.
The event was organised in recognition of FIDA’s commitment to the development of law and promotion of the rights of women and children in the state.
Those honoured included Mr. Aribisoye Aribasoye, Mr. Kolade Kolapo and the Ado Ekiti Branch Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, Mr Samuel Olakanmi Falade.
Anoma, who expressed her displeasure with the indecent dressing of a particular female lawyer at the event, used the occasion to remind her colleagues of their professional ethics, which she said included proper dressing.
“We condemn every form of scanty garments during official outings. Proper dressing is also a skill needed to succeed as a lawyer. You cannot afford to dress anyhow. So please endeavour to put descent dressing in proper perspective as you go into your legal career,” she said.
FIDA, however, commended the lawyers for what she called the improvement made so far in the area of legal aid/community development services.
The former NBA, Ado Ekiti branch Chairperson, Dr Foluke Dada, in her address delivered by the NBA Ikere Ekiti branch Chairperson, Oludayo Olorunfemi, admonished the female lawyers on integrity, pointing out that they should endeavour to make honesty, sincerity, probity, decency, fairness and humility their guiding principle.
She commended the Akinjide Akinrotimi-led executive of Legal Aid CDS, Ekiti, on its collaboration with FIDA Ekiti for coming up with the programme, saying it had been a commendable effort towards encouraging lawyers to give back to the society.