The House of Representatives on Tuesday moved to ban crossdressing in Nigeria.

 

This followed the presentation of a bill sponsored by a member of the House, Umar Muda, at the plenary.

 

The bill which was read for the first time on the floor of the House on Tuesday seeks to outlaw crossdressing in the country.

 

However, individuals who engage in crossdressing primarily for entertainment purposes were exempted in the provisions of the bill.

 

The bill also seeks to alter the 2013 Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act by inserting cross-dressing as one of the act’s offenses.

If this Bill is passed into law, crossdressers such as Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju aka Bobrisky, James Chukwueze Obialor aka James Brown and others risk six months imprisonment.

Source: Adekunle Fajana