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  1. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree (No. 5 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-02-17 | NGA-1999-R-57336

    Provides for the conduct of elections to the National Assembly, and sets out offenses and penalties for violation thereof.

  2. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Election (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree (No. 6 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-02-17 | NGA-1999-R-57339

    Provides for the conduct of elections to the Office of President, and sets out offenses and associated penalties relating to this process.

  3. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Trade Unions (Amendment) Decree, 1999 (No. 1).

    Adoption: 1999-01-06 | Date of entry into force: 1998-09-01 | NGA-1999-L-56874

    Amends the Trade Unions Act (Cap. 437), mostly with regard to amendments introduced by the Trade Unions (Amendment) Decrees (Nos. 1 and 2) of 1996. Refers questions regarding trade union registration to the "appropriate court", and adds a proviso to s. 50A stipulating that wage deductions for trade union membership dues be subject to the insertion of "no strike" and "no lock-out" clauses in collective bargaining agreements. Also amends the definition of "member of trade union".

  4. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree (No. 3 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-01-06 | NGA-1999-R-57335

    Provides for the conduct of elections to the Houses of Assembly, Governors and Deputy Governers, and sets out penalites for the improper use of political authority.

  5. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Nigeria Labour Congress (Dissolution of National Executive Council) (Repeal) Decree 1998 (No. 14 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-08-11 | Date of entry into force: 1998-07-20 | NGA-1998-R-58100

    Repeals Nigeria Labour Congress (Dissolution of National Executive Council) Decree 1994.

  6. Nigeria - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Nigeria National Employment Policy. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-05 | NGA-1998-M-90973

    PREACE
    TABLE OF CONTENT
    LIST OF ABBREVIATION
    PART 1 - BACKGROUND TO THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT POLICY
    1.1. Economic Development and Performance since Independence in 1960
    1.2. The Labour Force and Employment Status by Sector
    PART II - EMPLOYMENT CRISIS AND POLICY CHALLENGE
    2.1 The Employment Challenge
    2.2 The Rationale for National Employment Policy
    PART III - OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES OF NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT POLICY
    3.1 The Objectives of the Policy
    3.2 Principles of the Policy
    PART IV - STRATEGIES FOR THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT POLICY
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Enabling Macro and Sectoral Policies
    4.3 Promotion of Rural Employment - Farm and Non-Farm
    4.4 Ensuring Supportive Population, Migration and Regional Development Policies
    4.5 Accelerated Growth and Development of the Private Sector
    4.5.1 Improved Legal and Regulatory Environment
    4.5.2 Physical Infrastructure and other Incentives
    4.5.3 Training and Business Advisory Services
    4.5.4 Micro and Small Scale Enterprise Credit and Financing
    4.5.5 Market Development
    4.5.6 Management Development
    4.6 Linking Education and Training to Labour Market Requirement
    4.6.1 Labour market - Linked Education
    4.6.2 Vocational Education and training (VET) Policies
    4.7 Improving Working Condition, Occupational Safety and Health
    4.7.1 Strengthening of Existing Policies for Occupational Health and Development of Policy Tools
    4.7.2 Developing the Health work Environment
    4.7.3 Strengthening of Occupational Health Services
    4.7.4 Development of Human resources for Occupational Health
    4.7.5 Strengthening Labour Inspection Services
    4.7.6 Eliminating Child Labour
    4.7.7 HIV/AIDS and the Workplace
    4.8 Strengthening of Labour Market Information and Monitoring
    4.8.1 Other Federal Agencies/Ministries
    4.8.2 Other Users
    4.8.3 State Governments
    4.9 Policy Guidelines for Mainstreaming Special Groups
    PART V - INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
    5.1 The role of Government
    5.2 The Role of Employers' and Workers Organization
    5.3 Donor Contributions and Coordination
    5.4 The Role of NGOs
    5.5 Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
    5.6 Review and Revision of Employment Policy

  7. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Family Economic Advancement Programme (Establishment etc.) (Amendment) Decree 1997 (No. 20 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1997-12-15 | NGA-1997-R-58099

    Amends Family Economic Advancement Programme (Establishment etc.) 1997 with respect to the composition of the Governing Board of the Programme.

  8. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Family Economic Advancement Programme (Establishment etc.) Decree 1997 (No. 11 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-08-12 | Date of entry into force: 1997-08-12 | NGA-1997-R-58098

    Makes provision for the establishment of an empowerment programme for locally based producers of goods and services and potentional entrepreneurs in cottage industries. Also sets forth eligibility critieria for loan facilities, and provides for loan recovery schedules under the programme.

  9. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree 1997.

    Adoption: 1997-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-02 | NGA-1997-R-47445

    Regulates the establishment of local government councils and local government elections.

  10. Nigeria - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Guidelines of Local Government Council Elections on Political Party Basis (S.I. 1 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-01-02 | NGA-1997-M-47400

    Guidelines for local elections. Made under the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria Decree 1996 (No. 3 of 1996).

  11. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Character Commission (Establishment, Etc.) Decree 1996 (No. 34 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-27 | NGA-1996-R-47429

    Establishes a Federal Character Commission with the function of regulating the distribution of public sector posts.

  12. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Enterprises Regulatory Commission Decree (No. 35 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 1996-11-17 | NGA-1996-R-47430

    Establishes the Public Enterprises Regulatory Commission with the function of of monitoring public enterprises.

  13. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Political Parties (Registration and Activities) Decree 1996 (No. 28 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-10-23 | Date of entry into force: 1996-10-23 | NGA-1996-R-47428

    Empowers the National Electoral Commission to make guidelines governing political parties and to dissolve or proscribe any political association. Prohibits political parties from maintaining associated quasi-political organizations and to receive or maintain funds outside of Nigeria. Schedule I sets forth fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy, which include fundamental freedoms, prevention of discrimination, and just and humane working conditions.

  14. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade Unions (International Affiliation) Decree (No. 29 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-10-23 | NGA-1996-R-70942

    Provides that no trade union is to affiliate with any international labour organisation or trade secretariat except as provided under the Decree.

  15. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade Unions (Amendment) (No. 2) Decree 1996 (No. 26 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-10-16 | Date of entry into force: 1996-10-16 | NGA-1996-R-46344

    Amends the Trade Unions Act so as to permit the the Minister to revoke certification of a trade union due to "overriding public interest." Prohibits persons who are not members of any trade union or who do not practice a profession which a trade union represents from participating in a union or the Central Labour Organisation. Schedule lists trade unions which are recognised and their respective jurisdictions.

  16. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade Disputes (Essential Services Deregulation, Proscription and Prohibition from Participation in Trade Union Activities) Decree 1996 (No. 24 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-08-21 | Date of entry into force: 1996-08-21 | NGA-1996-R-45610

    Prohibits the National Executive Councils and the Branch Executive Councils of the Unions and Association from participating in trade union activities of the Unions or Association. Applies mainly to academic and non-academic staff of universities and teaching institutions.

  17. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade Disputes (Essential Services) (Proscription) Order 1996 (S.I. 19 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-08-21 | Date of entry into force: 1996-08-21 | NGA-1996-R-45611

    Prohibits several trade unions and associations of staff of universities, reasearch institutes and other educational institutions. Made under the Trade Disputes (Essential Services) Act (Cap.433 LFN).

  18. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State Security (Detention of Persons) (Amendment) Decree 1996 (No. 22 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 1996-08-14 | NGA-1996-R-47427

    Establishes a Detention of Persons Review Panel to review cases of persons currently in detention. Made under the State Security (Detention of Persons) Decree 1984.

  19. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979 (Amendment) Decree (No. 19 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 1996-07-03 | NGA-1996-R-47426

    Amends par. 3 of Part I of the Third Schedule relating to the composition of the Federal Civil Service Commission.

  20. Nigeria - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Circular on Misuse of Prison Labour, 1996.

    Adoption: 1996-04-11 | NGA-1996-M-64984

    Provides for prevention of abuse of prison labour. Sets forth prohibition of outside labour for prisoners. Also calls for renewed efforts to re-activate workshops and establish new ones, so as to keep inmates busy and enable them to aquire new skills.

  21. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Decree 1996 (No. 8 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-29 | NGA-1996-R-47425

    Establishes an Oil and Gas Export Free Zone and an Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Authority. S. 20 requires non-Nigerians to have a work permit to work in the Zone; s. 23 provides that enactments applying to customs territories apply to the Zone.

  22. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Local Government Elections Decree 1996 (No. 6 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-02-01 | Date of entry into force: 1996-02-01 | NGA-1996-R-47424

    Governs the holding of local elections.

  23. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade Unions (Amendment) Decree 1996 (No. 4 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-01-05 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-05 | NGA-1996-R-45612

    Amends provisions of the Trade Unions Act by requiring employers to make deductions from the wages of every worker who is eligible to be a member of specified trade unions. These deductions shall be payable to the trade union, which in turn shall contribute 10 per cent of the contributions to the Central Labour Organisation. Lists labour unions which shall be officially registered with the Central Labour Organisation. Prohibits the question as to the validity of any act taken by a person or authority under the Trade Unions Act to be entertained by any court or tribunal.

  24. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Transition to Civil Rule (Political Programme) Decree 1996 (No. 1 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-01-05 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-05 | NGA-1996-R-47422

    Sets forth four political programmes for the years 1995-1998 and sets the punishment for any contravention to these programmes at a prison term not exceeding five years. Part II establishes a special Tribunal to deal with offences against this Decree. The Programme for 1995 includes the approval of a Draft Constitution, a lifiting of the ban on political activities, and the creation of a National Reconciliation Committee. The Programme for 1996 includes elections of local governments. The programme for 1997 envisions the election of state assemblies and governors, and the consolidation of new political parties. The Programme for 1998 provides for National Assembly elections, Presidential elections, and the final disengagement of the Armed Forces by 1 October 1998.

  25. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Transition to Civil Rule (Lifting of Ban on Politics) Decree 1996 (No. 2 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-01-05 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-05 | NGA-1996-R-47423

    Repeals the Political Parties (Dissolution) Decree 1993 (No. 114 of 1993).

  26. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Human Rights Commission Decree 1995 (No. 22 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-27 | NGA-1995-R-47421

    Establishes the National Human Rights Commission with the function of dealing with human rights in relation to the Constitution and international instruments on human rights. The Commission shall also investigate cases of human rights abuse and assist victims of human rights violations.

  27. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Decree 1995 (No. 19 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-08-03 | NGA-1995-R-47420

    Establishes the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority and its governing board, and the National Institute of Radiation Protection and Research. The Authority shall monitor the use of radiation in industry and formulate codes of practice for the use of radiation. Part VII deals with the control of ionising radiation. Enterprises must register premises in which ionising radiation is used, and accidental exposure to radiation shall be reported to the Authority. S. 28 creates two classifications of working condidtions: Working Condition A, in which annual exposure to radiation exceeds a prescribed amount, and B, in which annual exposure does not exceed precribed amounts. Workers employed under Condition A shall be provided health surveillance. Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from working in Condition A.

  28. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Family Support Trust Fund Decree 1995 (No. 10 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 1995-06-15 | NGA-1995-R-47418

    Establishes the Family Support Trust Fund with the function of implementing the Family Support Programme and other programmes to improve health care delivery, agricultural productivity, and the welfare of children, the disabled, and women.

  29. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Centre for Women Development Decree 1995 (No. 11 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-06-15 | NGA-1995-R-47419

    Establishes the Centre for Women Development and the National Centre for Women Development Council with the function of carrying out research on women and promoting development projects for women.

  30. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Service (Re-Organisation) (Repeal) Decree 1995 (No. 9 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-04-01 | NGA-1995-R-47417

    Repeals the Civil Service (Re-Organisation) Decree 1988 (No. 43 of 1988) and amending legislation. This repeal shall not affect anything done under the repealed enactment.

  31. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The NUPENG & PENGASSAN (Dissolution of Executive Councils) Decree, 1994 (No. 10)

    Adoption: 1994-08 | NGA-1994-R-39328

    Dissolves the National Executive Council of NUPENG, the National Executive Council of PENGASSAN, the State Executive Council of NUPENG in all States of the Federation and Abuja, and "any other national or state body by whatever name called in NUPENG or PENGASSAN".

  32. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Nigeria Labour Congress (Dissolution of National Executive Council) Decree 1994 (Decree No. 9)

    Adoption: 1994-08 | NGA-1994-R-39329

    Dissolves the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress and "any other national body or committee by whatever name called in the Congress".

  33. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (General) Regulations, 1994. (S.I. 2 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-03-17 | NGA-1994-R-38585

  34. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Nigerian Co-operative Societies Act, 1993 (No. 90 of 1993) (Chapter N98). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-08-26 | NGA-1993-L-94555

    An Act to provide for the registration and operation of co-operative societies throughout the Federation and for related purposes. Provides that the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act and the Trade Unions Act shall not apply to a registered society.

  35. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Service (Re-organisation) (Amendment) Decree 1993 (No. 80 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-08-25 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | NGA-1993-R-38345

    Amends the Civil Service (Re-organisation) Decree 1988 to provide that lawyers, legal officers, state counsel and legal advisers employed or deployed as such officers in the civil service of the Federation shall be regarded as officers in the Federal Ministry of Justice and subject only to the management and control of the Federal Ministry of Justice.

  36. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Nigerian Children's Trust Fund (Amendment) Decree 1993 (No. 72 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-08-23 | NGA-1993-R-38340

    Provides that the National Advisory Council of the National Commission for Women shall constitute the Board of Trustees of the Fund.

  37. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund Decree 1993 (No. 73 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-08-23 | NGA-1993-R-38341

    Repeals the National Provident Fund Act and the National Provident Fund (Management Board, Etc.) Act and re-enacts a new Decree which provides for a more comprehensive system of enforcing contribution to the Fund.

  38. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission Decree 1993 (No. 99 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-08-23 | NGA-1993-R-38346

    Repeals, inter alia, the Productivity, Prices and Incomes Board Act, dissolves the Board established under that Act and establishes a National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission to advise the Federal and State Governments on national income policy.

  39. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Court of Appeal (Amendment) Decree 1993 (No. 65 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-08-06 | NGA-1993-R-38339

    Amends the Court of Appeal Act by increasing the number of Justices of the Court of Appeal from forty-one to fifty.

  40. Nigeria - - International agreement

    Traité révisé de la Communauté économique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), fait à Cotonou le 24 juillet 1993. - Traité révisé

    Adoption: 1993-07-24 | INT-1993-IA-39591

    Les Etats membres (Côte d'Ivoire, Sénégal, Ghana, Gambie, Bénin, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Mauritanie, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigéria, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Mali et Togo) s'engagent à abolir tous les obstacles à la liberté de circulation et de résidence à l'intérieur de la Communauté (art. 27.1) et à dispenser, par accords mutuels, les citoyens de la détention de visa touristique et de permis de résidence. Les Etats membres permettront aux ressortissants de la Communauté d'exercer des activités commerciales et industrielles sur leur territoire (art. 27.2).

  41. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Election Decree (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provision) Decree 1993. No. 13.

    Adoption: 1993-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-01 | NGA-1993-R-33842

    Provides for rules in respect of the office of president of the Federation and regarding elections.

  42. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Education Tax Decree 1993 (Decree No. 7). - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 1993-01-01 | NGA-1993-R-59086

    Imposes an education tax on companies registered in Nigeria and establishes an Education Fund into which the tax collected shall be paid. Also establishes a Board of Trustees to manage and administer the Fund for disbursement to federal, state, and local government educational institutions, including secondary and primary schools, and for the restoration, rehabilitation and consolidation of education in Nigeria.

  43. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Nigerians with Disability Decree 1993. - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 1993 | NGA-1993-L-56134

  44. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Committee Against Apartheid.

    Adoption: 1992-12-28 | NGA-1992-R-58760

    Repeals Southern Africa Relief Fund Act and re-enacts a new Decree which, among other things, establishes the National Committee Against Apartheid in place of the erstwhile Board of Trustees with a more comprehensive membership and extended functions.

  45. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Bankruptcy (Amendment) Decree (No. 109 of 1992). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-12-28 | NGA-1992-R-64034

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to Bankruptcy Act.

  46. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Copyright (Amendment) Decree 1992. (No. 98 of 1992). - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 1992-12-28 | NGA-1992-R-71018

  47. Nigeria - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Promulgation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Decree 1992. No. 56

    Adoption: 1992-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-17 | NGA-1992-R-32365

    Amends the Constitution by substituting for the commencement date "2nd January 1993" wherever it occurs in the Act a new commencement date "27th August 1993".

  48. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Transition to Civil Rule (Disqualification and Prohibition of Certain Presidential Aspirants) Decree 1992. No. 57.

    Adoption: 1992-11-24 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-17 | NGA-1992-R-32366

    Provides for rules in respect of disqualification and prohibition of certain presidential aspirants.

  49. Nigeria - - Constitution

    National Assembly (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Decree 1992. No. 44.

    Adoption: 1992-11-24 | NGA-1992-R-32381

  50. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Nigeria Export Processing Zones Decree 1992 (No. 63 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-11-19 | NGA-1992-R-43201

    Establishes a Nigeria Processing Zones Authority, which is responsible for administering any export processing zones. The Authority is also responsible for resolving any labour disputes in the zone in conjunction with the Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity (s. 4). There shall be no strikes or lockouts for a period of ten years following the commencement of operations within a zone (s. 18(5)). Repeals Nigeria Export Processing Zones Decree 1991.

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