The government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has called on companies operating in the country to always consider employing Nigerian graduates in all sections of their firms.
The Special Task Force on Monitoring and Enforcement of Nigerian Expatriate Business Permit and Expatriate Quota Administration under the aegis of the Federal Government has called on companies to employ Nigerian graduates or face sanctions.
The decision was made public knowledge after the meeting of the Ministerial task force, with representatives of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Labour Congress, Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Society of Engineers, officials of Ministry of Interior and other professional bodies.
The Chairman of the task force, Mr Bola Ilori, disclosed that companies that fail to comply with the law guiding the employment of qualified Nigerians as an understudy for expatriates should be ready to face heavy sanctions from the hands of the Federal Government.
In order to ensure compliance with the rules, the task force has directed companies in the country to submit the Tax Identification Number, National Identification Numbers, phone number and email address of Nigerians understudying expatriates in their firms.