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Contracting in Nigeria – payroll services

  • Country name :
    Nigeria
  • Population :
    173.6 million (2013 PRB)
  • Capital city :
    Abuja
  • Languages spoken :
    English
  • Major religion :
    Islam and Christianity

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From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

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Contracting in Nigeria

Payroll services

Work Permits & Visas in Nigeria

Thinking of contracting?

From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

Get in touch with one of our advisors now using the phone number at the top of the page, or use our online form and email services.

The presence and employment of expatriates in Nigeria are restricted. Government regulations and policies allow the presence and employment of expatriates whose entry will benefit Nigeria and not compromise the security of the country. The Nigeria Immigration Service of the Federal Ministry of Interior processes applications for entry into Nigeria and for employment of expatriates in Nigeria.

Temporary employment visas are granted to expatriates on short visits to undertake specialized jobs. These applications are made in Nigeria directly to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service by companies and organizations responsible for bringing in the expatriates. Specific information about the expatriate and the nature of the job must be furnished.

Expatriates may transfer from one company to another if the prior consent of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service is obtained. To obtain consent, the previous employer should signify in writing that he or she has no objection to the change of employment, and the employee should apply for the transfer to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service. If the applicant is a married woman, her husband must give his consent in writing. A valid expatriate-quota position for the applicant must be available.

Social Security in Nigeria

The mandatory minimum contribution to the Nigerian Pension Scheme is 15% of an employee's total income. Employers and employees each make contributions equaling 7.5% of total income, resulting in a total contribution of 15% of total income. Total income is defined as the sum of basic salary, housing allowance and transport allowance.

National Housing Fund. Nigerian employees earning a minimum of NG N 3,000 per year (approximately US $19) must contribute 2.5% of their basic salary to the National Housing Fund.

Thinking of contracting in Nigeria?

Nigeria

Nigeria

Population 173.6 million (2013 PRB)
Capital city Abuja
Language English
Major religion Islam and Christianity
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