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Nigeria: Contracts of employment

This resource is not currently being updated. It was last reviewed and updated on 31 December 2023. 

Original and updating author: Adekunle Obebe, Bloomfield Law Practice

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  • Employment contracts may be written or oral, and their terms express or implied. (See General)
  • Probationary periods are governed solely by the terms of the contract. (See Probationary periods)
  • In the private sector, the main distinction in relation to employment contracts is between those of clerical and manual employees, excluding certain kinds of employee such as managers, and those of other types of employees. (See Types of contract)
  • No later than three months into the employment, the employer must provide the employee with a written statement of terms of employment. (See Written statement of terms of employment)