Reps pri­ori­tise em­ploy­ment of Nige­ri­ans over for­eign­ers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives has passed for sec­ond read­ing, a bill that seeks to en­sure that Nige­ri­ans are con­sid­ered and em­ployed in the coun­try be­fore for­eign­ers.

Lead­ing de­bate on the bill, the spon­sor and House Leader, Femi Gba­jabi­amila (APC, Lagos) called for an amend­ment to some sec­tions of the Im­mi­gra­tion Act.

He said Sec­tion 36 should be amended to fur­ther re­strict and reg­u­late em­ploy­ment of for­eign na­tion­als and to pro­vide for stiffer pun­ish­ment for vi­o­la­tors of the pro­vi­sions of the Act.

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