The Federal Government is to begin inspection of organisations for the grant of additional slots of Expatriate Quota facilities, Renewal of Expatriate Quota Positions.
Newsmen reports that expatriate quota application in Nigeria immediately comes after the registration of a company in Nigeria by foreigners seeking to migrate to Nigeria to carry out any permanent work.
This is contained in a notice issued by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior and Principal Registrar of Marriage in Nigeria, Dr Shuaib Belgore.
The notice is titled: ”Public Notice for organisations and Public Places of Worship”.
According to the notice, the federal government will also inspect places of worship for the issuance of Licences to conduct Statutory Marriages and renewal of existing ones.
“This is pursuant to the Second Schedule of the Marriage Act, Cap 6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and the approved Legal Notices vide Federal Government Official Gazette Nos. 55, 56, 59, 60, 61 & 62, Volume 108 of 2021,” it added.
The notice also states that these inspection exercises and services attract payment of fees that are mandatory for organisations and public places of worship that do apply for such services.
“For more information on the payment process, public places of worship and companies are directed to log on to the Ministry’s website on www.ecitiz.interior.gov.ng for payment.
“For further enquiries: Please call the ministry’s e-citibiz contact centre on 07000099999(operating hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.
“The call Centre can also be contacted during weekdays and weekends via: [email protected]”
newsmen reports that the Expatriate Quota is granted for an initial period of three years.
It can however be renewed for further periods of two years each subject to a cap of 10 years within which time the relevant skills comprised in the position ought to have been transferred to qualified Nigerian Understudies.