A bill to prohibit crossing dressing in Nigeria had been submitted to House of representatives by Umar Muda.
The bill, read on the floor of the House on Tuesday, April 5, seeks to ban cross-dressing with the exemption of those using it for entertainment.
If the proposed bill is passed into law any one found cross-dressing will be sentenced to 6 months in prison.
“A person engaging in cross-dressing is guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment of 6 months or to a fine of five hundred thousand naira,” the bill says.
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.
Recall that same-sex couples and gay persons face 14 years in jail if convicted by a court.