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02 Mar 2016

Review of Nigerian Legislation Policy Regarding ILO Convention 181 on Private Employment Agencies

This report provides a comprehensive assessment of where Nigerian legislation and policy already incorporates provisions of the Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) (ILO C-181), or where dispositions are missing, to give full effect to the Convention standards. This review and its accompanying matrix show that many provisions of ILO C-181 are already established in legislation and/or policy and that these are presumably applied or are intended to be applied. Several gaps, however, require remedy for compliance with the Convention. 

The report concluded that ratification of ILO C-181 is more than feasible; it would be most timely and appropriate. Given the significant degree of legislative accord with the provisions of the Convention, ratification could be proposed and accomplished in short order with consent and support of the concerned stakeholders in Nigeria.

  • Introduction
  • Review of Nigerian national legislation and policy in view of ILO C-181
  • Lacunae in law, rules or policy in view of ILO C-181
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Annex