Nigeria: Recruitment and selection
This resource is not currently being updated. It was last reviewed and updated on 31 December 2023.
Original and updating author: Adekunle Obebe, Bloomfield Law Practice
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- There is no legislation specifically regulating discrimination in recruitment and selection in Nigeria. (See Discrimination)
- In general, employers that wish to recruit people in Nigeria as workers must hold an employer's permit. (See General)
- Employers must ensure that recruits are medically examined by a registered medical practitioner. (See Medical examinations)
- There are various rules relating to the employment of young people and children. (See Young people and children)
- With certain exceptions, foreign nationals are required to have a work permit for employment in Nigeria. (See Foreign nationals)
- Where an employer issues a written statement of the main terms of employment to a new employee it is obliged to retain certain records in relation to the individual. (See Record-keeping)