Hire employees in Nigeria, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Nigeria

. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Hire employees in Nigeria No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in

Nigeria

,  your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months. 

Nigeria

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in

Nigeria

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

Local lawyers ensure you stay compliant

We partner with labor law experts in 150 countries. Easily pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

All the necessary benefits for Nigeria built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in

Nigeria

within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

Pension & Life Insurance
National Health Insurance Scheme

Quick Overview

Currency: Nigerian Naira (NGN)

Capital: Abuja

Official language: English

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

Employees are entitled to 6 working days of paid time off per year. However, is common practice to grant up to 6 weeks of vacation after a year of employment.

Public Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Democracy Day
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Nigerian Independence Day
  • Prophet's Birthday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

In Nigeria the Individual Income tax range is between 7% and 24% will depend on the income of the employee.

Employer cost

The employer cost range is 12% of the employee salary, plus a fixed cost of the worker insurance.

Additional information

Probation Period

The minimum probation period is 3 months, and the maximum 6 months.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The National Minimum Wage in Nigeria is NGN 30,000 per month.

Maximum working hours and overtime

Working hours are fixed by mutual agreement and mentioned in the employment agreement. Is common practice to establish a maximum of 40 hours a week, from Monday to Friday.

There is no rate for overtime, the rate or benefit granted for working extra hours should be specified in the employment agreement.

Sick leave

In Nigeria employees will be paid up to 12 days in a calendar year during absence from work caused by illness. An official certificate from a doctor must be provided.

The insurance provided by the employer shall cover at least: specialist consultations, up to 15 days of hospitalization, preventive care, medicines, dental care, ophthalmological services, among others.

Parental Leave

  • Maternity leave: employees are entitled to 12 weeks of leave, that will be divided into 6 weeks before the child is born and 6 weeks after. If the employee has worked not less than 6 months before the leave, at least 50% of the salary will be paid by the employer.
  • Paternity leave: by law employees are not entitled to leave. However is common practice to grant 2 to 3 weeks of paid leave by the employer.

Termination requirements for employees in

Given notice is mandatory, also, employers are required to state valid reasons for the termination.

Severance

For employees that are covered by the Labor Act, redundancy pay is mandatory. However, the law does not stipulate the amount to be paid. For employees not covered in the Labor Act, severance will depend on the employment agreement.

Notice Period

Notice period will vary depending on the length of service:

  • Above 3 months of employment - 1 day
  • Above 2 years of employment - 1 week
  • Above 5 years of employment - 2 weeks
  • Over 5 years of employment - 1 month

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