The Anglican Archdiocese of Enugu has banned brides from wearing tube gowns at church weddings.
The law also extends to women who wear tubes to churches, wedding receptions and services.
This was revealed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday, March 14, by the Archbishop of the Arch-Diocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma.
The Archbishop said the ban was enforced to ‘restore moral chastity on persons, especially women, who attend such functions in the Church.’
It was gathered from the cleric that a directive has been given by the Arch-Dioceses to priests and clergymen to inspect wedding gowns of brides before their big day.
Chukwuma also added that using veils to cover topless wedding dresses has been banned in all Anglican churches in Enugu state.
“I have directed ushers and wardens in various churches in Enugu to ensure that no topless dressed girl, lady or women enters into the Church under any guise. “
“Whether it is the Church wedding, reception or any other program celebrated in the church or within the church premises, “the clergyman said.
“We would collaborate with the governors’ wives to organize seminars and workshops for fashion designers in the zone for them to join this campaign.
“Fashion designers should be instrumental in dissuading our girls and mothers from the habit of wearing topless dresses, “he added.
The archbishop said it was necessary for the church to enforce this law in order to ‘check sexual harassment and provocation, which leads to prostitution and rape in the society’.
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