Nigeria – Yesterday, a member of the House of Representative, Umar Muda, has introduced and submitted to the lawmakers a bill to prohibit cross-dressing in Nigeria.
The bill, presented on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 seeks to ban cross-dressing with the exemption of those using it for entertainment.
According to the bill at discuss, a defaulting cross-dresser will be sentenced to 6 months in prison.
The bill seeks to amend the same-sex marriage (prohibition) act of 2013 by including cross-dressing as one of the offences under the act.
Similarly, it will be recall that same-sex couples and gay persons face 14 years in jail if convicted by a court.
Since the presentation of the bill, some Nigerians have then took to social media to air their opinion.
In Nigeria, we jail our critics particularly religious critics, give amnesty to terrorists and pardon kidnappers.
In the heat of insecurity, our legislators are most concerned with pushing cross dressing bills, as though it is the reason the country has degenerated.
— HRM 👑Lisa Gwamzhi🎓 (@gwamkat) April 6, 2022
Apparently a Bill was introduced in the House of Representatives today seeking to criminalize cross-dressing with a penalty of 6months jail term.
We might want to keep an eye on this one..
— Arthur of Camelot (@KingArthurOG) April 5, 2022
Scenes when they pass this cross dressing bill and decide that long hair is a ‘feminine’ trait and as such all men with locs are ‘cross dressing’.
— Olugbodi (@Edgothboy) April 6, 2022
What has happened in this country? Why will you pass bills on cross dressing? Is it one of our problems now? Pass a bill to give actual free education and support to children from 0 to 6yrs. The world has been cross dressing for ages, why're we different? #VoteThemAllOut2022
— Nini_bits (@i_am_niqs) April 6, 2022
Cross dressing is a major problem in Nigeria and that’s why the Rep pass the bill to jail them for 6 months. I like my govt and our leaders, they know where and cause of our problems, so they go straight to tackle it. Nah James brown cus ASUU strike, food scarcity, insecurity etc
— Edo-Wizard 👺 (@davidoghe) April 5, 2022