The Federal Government has approved new guidelines for the administration of expatriate quota in Nigeria, according to a public notice, issued during the week by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

In a statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry of Interior, Blessing Lere-Adams, all stakeholders are to visit the ministry’s website for more information on the current guidelines.

The notice also disclosed that approval had been granted to all companies and organisations, which had been granted Expatriate Quota Positions (EQPs) on Permanent Until Reviewed (PUR) status.

The circular equally explained that the exercise would assist the ministry to ascertain the length of time each PUR instrument had been held, the extent utilisation by respective organisations, adding that it will facilitate the assessment of the continued eligibility of holders while repositioning the management of the instrument for greater efficiency and effectiveness.

It added that all companies and organisations that have been granted PUR facilities should submit clear copies of their letters of approval from January 24 to February 28, 2022.

Also, it is now mandatory that all users of services provided by the Citizenship and Business Department of the ministry are to submit monthly returns on the utilisation of all approved expatriate quota positions issued to their respective organisations online.

 

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