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LABOUR ACT IN NIGERIA
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION FOR RECRUITER’S LICENSE /EMPLOYER’S PERMIT.
Consultants, Managers and Organizations willing to start a recruitment business in Nigeria are required by the Labour Act Cap 198 LFN 1990 (Sections 23, 24, 25 and 71) to apply for registration and obtain the Recruiter’s License/Employer’s Permit from the Federal Ministry of Labour.
1. Intending Recruiter should apply in writing for registration form with a non refundable application fee of N5,000.00 (Five Thousand Naira) in certified bank draft payable to the Federal Ministry of Labour.
2. Two (2) copies of the completed registration forms shall be submitted to the Head, Lagos State Labour Office with following documents in duplicate:-
• Photocopy of the Bank Draft
3. Security Deposit Bond issued by reputable insurance company as follows:-
4. A comprehensive pre-registration inspection by an Authorized Labour Officer.
5. Inspection report forwarded to the Headquarters of the Ministry of Labour not later than two weeks after the receipt of application and accompanying documents.
The security deposit is to take care of the following:-
• Unpaid salaries and wages
• Contractual arrears
• Wages and traveling expenses of workers not paid for
• Any expenses which may be incurred by the Government in respect of the worker(s) and families.
• Any fine imposed on the employee in the course of carrying out instructions imposed on him/her by the recruiter
• Other contingencies relating to wages and salaries as agreed to by the parties and as may be deemed fit by the Ministry.
• Where an employer and/or recruiter violates the provisions of Section 23, 24, 25 and 71 of the Acts Cap 198, LFN 1990 or any amendment thereto, the recruiter (Labour Contractor) and the final beneficiary (Secondary Employer) shall be jointly and severally liable for the offence