Senate moves to protect Informal sector workers


The Nigerian Senate has passed for second reading a bill seeking to regulate and formalise informal sector employment in Nigeria.

The sponsor of the bill Senator Mohammed Sani in his presentation said the bill also seeks to empower the National Directorate of Employment to issue licenses and monitor privately owned agencies.

Sani said the operation in the informal sector was usually on a small scale with labour intensive production and usually private ownership driven.

In their contributions, other lawmakers said it was also important to ensure that the bill has provisions to protect employers as there have been instances where an employee treats the employer unfairly.

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