Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I REGISTER AS JOBSEEKER?
  • Click on the Sign up /Register button at the top-right of the homepage.
  • Enter  the required details correctly
  • Click the ‘REGISTER’ button at the end of the form
  • First click on ‘ACTIVATE PASSWORD’
  • You may now Login with the USERNAME and PASSWORD that you created during registration
  • With your personal profile displayed, you should click on ‘Update Profile’ tab on the menu bar to start creating a professional CV.
  • Use the buttons on the right to enter details, and use the tabs on the left to toggle between different operations
  • Please, keep saving as you progress. You can always return and continue from where you stopped.
HOW DO I REGISTER AS EMPLOYER?
  • Click on the LOGIN button at the top-right of the homepage.
  • If you clicked on the LOGIN button on the top-right of the homepage, then click on the ‘EMPLOYER REGISTRATION’ tab on the menu bar
  • Enter  the required details correctly
  • Click the ‘REGISTER’ button at the end of the form
  • You may now Login with the USERNAME and PASSWORD that you created during registration
  • Use the buttons on the right to enter details, and use the tabs on the left to toggle between different operations
  • Please, keep saving as you progress. You can always return and continue from where you stopped.
WHERE DO I DOWNLOAD RECRUITERS LICENCE APPLICATION FORM?
  • At the bottom of the homepage, there is a heading titled ‘SERVICES’ under which there is link ‘downloads’
  • Click on the link ‘downloads’
  • On the next page, click on the link Application Form for Recruiters Licence
  • The file is in .pdf format, so the system used for this download should have been installed with a .pdf reading application.
  • The file can either be printed directly, or saved in the system
 
HOW DO I DOWNLOAD THE QUARTERLY REPORT FORM FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES?
  • At the bottom of the homepage, there is a heading titled ‘SERVICES’ under which there is link ‘downloads’
  • Click on the link ‘downloads’
  • The file is in .doc format, so the system used for this download should have been installed with a .doc reading application.
  • The file can either be printed directly, or saved in the system

WHAT IS RECRUITERS' LICENCE? 
It is a licence issued by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to Private Employment Agencies (PEAs) after being satisfied that the PEA has complied with the relevant provisions of the laws that guarantee decent work for recruited staff

WHO SHOULD OBTAIN A RECRUITERS' LICENCE? 
A person who employs workers with a view to making them available to a third party.

WHY SHOULD A PEA OBTAIN A RECRUITERS' LICENCE?
To be legally authorized to operate as a Recruiter by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

WHAT CATEGORIES OF RECRUITERS' LICENCE EXIST?
There are two categories of Recruiters’ Licence viz:
i.    Licence for domestic placements, that is, recruitment for employment within Nigeria.
ii.    Licence for international placements, that is, recruitment for employment outside Nigeria.

HOW CAN APPLICATION FORMS BE OBTAINED? 
Application form can be downloaded from the National Electronic Labour Exchange (NELEX) web portal at www.nelexnigeria.com 

WHAT IS THE COST OF APPLICATION FORM?
The cost of application form is five thousand naira (N5,000) non refundable fee paid into the Single Treasury Account (TSA) of the Federal Government.

WHAT IS THE COST OF OBTAINING A RECRUITERS' LICENCE? 
The total cost of licence for domestic placement is two hundred and five thousand naira (N205,000) comprising a non-refundable application fee of N5,000 and licence fee of  N200,000. The total cost of licence for international placement is three hundred and five thousand naira (N305,000) comprising a non-refundable application fee of N5,000 and licence fee of  N300,000.

HOW CAN PAYMENT BE MADE FOR THE APPLICATION FORM AND THE LICENCE?

By generating Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number on the Remita platform www.remita.net and using the RRR so generated to make payment at any Commercial Bank.

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IF A LICENCE IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE OR HAS EXPIRED?
Prior to the expiration of an existing licence, a PEA is expected to commence the process of renewal by completing application form and submitting same with all the required documents. 

WHAT ARE THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A RECRUITERS' LICENCE?
The list of requirements can be downloaded online at www.nelexnigeria.com

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO OBTAIN A RECRUITERS' LICENCE?
Two weeks from the date of submission of application, provided that all required documents were attached at the point of submission and that none of the provisions of the PEA’s Employee Handbook is in violation of any of the provisions of extant labour laws.

WHEN DOES RECRUITERS' LICENCE EXPIRE?
Two years for fresh application and one year for a renewed licence. However, where the Minister is satisfied that a PEA is of exemplary conduct and has discharged all its obligations to the Ministry, such a PEA may upon submission of application for renewal, be issued a licence with three years validity.

WHAT IF A COMPANY'S MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION DOES NOT COVER LABOUR RECRUITMENT? 
Such a company is not qualified for the licence. However, the company can approach the Corporate Affairs Commission to amend its Memorandum of Association to include recruitment of labour after which it could be considered for licencing if other conditions are met.

WHAT ARE THE OBLIGATIONS OF LICENSED PEAS TOWARDS THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR? 
To submit itself to routine labour inspection, submit quarterly report of its operations, attend annual workshop for PEAs and publish vacancy advertisement on NELEX website.

WHY DO PEAS DEPOSIT SECURITY BONDS WITH THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR?
To cater for the payment of wages of recruited workers in case of default as well as payment of any fine which may be imposed upon the employer and any other expenses which may be incurred by the Federal Government in respect of the workers or their families.

WHERE CAN A SECURITY BOND BE OBTAINED?
Security bond can be obtained from a licenced insurance company.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF PRE-REGISTRATION INSPECTION CARRIED OUT BY THE STATE OFFICES? 
To confirm the genuiness of all information/document submitted in support of the application.

WHY IS THE REGISTRATION WITH NIGERIA SOCIAL TRUST FUND ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR RECRUITERS' LICENCE? 
To ensure that recruited workers are compensated for occupational accidents or diseases arising out of, and in the course of employment.

WHY DOES FML&E REQUEST FOR EMPLOYEE'S HANDBOOK? 
To ensure that workers employed by private employment agencies have terms and conditions of employment that engender decent work.

ARE WORKERS RECRUITED BY PES PROHIBITED FROM JOINING TRADE UNIONS?
No. The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment ensures that workers recruited by private employment agencies are not denied the right to freedom of association and the right to bargain collectively.

WHY MUST PEAS PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL WORKSHOP?
It is mandatory for PEAs to attend so as to build their capacity on the tenets of decent work and modern trends in labour administration as it relates to outsourcing.

IS THERE ANY GRIEVIANCE REDRESS MECHANISM?
Yes. All complaints from aggrieved PEAs or their workers should be channelled to the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment for the attention of the Director, Employment and Wages Department for quick resolution.

ARE THERE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION?
Yes. Penalty for violation ranges from reprimand, suspension of licence, withdrawal of licence to prosecution depending on the gravity of the offence.  

ARE PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A RECRUITERS' LICENCE?
Yes. While Registration with the Civil Defence Corp is to ascertain their technical competence in rendering security services, regulation of the terms and conditions of employment of recruited workers, including private security personnel is the exclusive responsibility of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity. This is done through recruiters’ licence.

WHERE DOES THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING RECRUITERS' LICENCE START?
From the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment Offices in the States where the PEA’s Head Office is located.
 

For further information contact info@nelexnigeria.com