Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Nigeria

Discover Nigeria's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in Nigeria and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in Nigeria and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

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Payroll Frequency

Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Weekly



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Employer Tax Rate


Recruitment Agency Costs in Nigeria

In Nigeria, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Nigeria below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Nigeria

An employer’s social contributions in Nigeria total 21%. This includes contributions for pension and disability (10%), health insurance (10%), and accident (1%).

Employee Income Taxes in Nigeria

In Nigeria, employees pay between 7% and 24% in taxes, depending on their income bracket. Employees also pay between 15.5% in social security.

Employee Probation in Nigeria

There is no formal probation period in Nigeria.

Employee Overtime in Nigeria

Employees in Nigeria work eight hours a day, 40 hours a week.The terms of overtime work must be included in the employment contract. There is no government mandate on premium payment for overtime work.Employees can opt out of the working hours individually if their normal working hours are fixed by mutual agreement; however they cannot opt out individually if their working hours are fixed by a collective bargaining agreement.

Employee Notice in Nigeria

In Nigeria, notice periods vary depending on the length of service. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Up to three months' service: One day notice
  • Three months to two years' service: One week
  • Two to five years' service: Two weeks
  • Five or more years' service: One month

Salary in lieu of notice may also be given.

Termination in Nigeria

In Nigeria, employment can be terminated at any time by either the employer or the employee, as long as proper notice is given.There is no law requiring severance pay, but it is usually part of an agreement between the employer and employee, and depends on the employees' length of service and last salary. It can also be negotiated via sectoral collective agreements.

How to Recruit in Nigeria

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A Lundi Global Talent Consultant will work with you to understand your goals, needs, and team dynamics.
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Interview Hand-Selected Candidates

Within days, we’ll introduce you to the right talent for your team. The average time to match is one week.
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The Right Fit,

Work with your new team member for a trial period (pay Lundi only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit.
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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.

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Why Companies Choose Lundi

Exceptional Talent Unavailable Anywhere Else

  • Not actively applying to jobs
  • Not available on freelancer marketplaces
  • Ready for full-time positions

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Our Vetting Process

  • Tailored

    Lundi takes the time to understand the candidate’s skills, experiences, and goals so that they can be matched to the right job.
  • Fair and Accurate

    Rather than relying on a single question or metric, Lundi takes into account the candidate’s overall history, expertise, and motivation.
  • Inclusive

    Our candidate screening process is designed to be inclusive and equitable, ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to pursue their career goals.

Book a free strategy session to see how we can help you

No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.