Global Mobility Solutions

Nigeria Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Nigeria. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Nigeria. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly relocate and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of solutions that simplifies the processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Moving your employees to Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, with a GDP of over $400 billion in 2020. The country has a diverse economy, with major sectors including agriculture, oil and gas, telecommunications, and finance. Nigeria is also home to a growing startup ecosystem, with a number of successful tech companies emerging in recent years.

Despite its economic potential, Nigeria faces some challenges when it comes to political stability. The country has experienced periods of unrest and violence, particularly in the north where groups such as Boko Haram have carried out attacks. However, the government has taken steps to improve security in recent years, and the situation has stabilized to some extent.

Nigeria is a multilingual country, with over 500 languages spoken. English is the official language and is widely spoken, particularly in business and government contexts.

International businesses may be interested in expanding their operations to Nigeria for a number of reasons. Firstly, the country’s large population of over 200 million people provides a significant consumer market. Additionally, Nigeria is rich in natural resources, particularly oil and gas, which presents opportunities for companies in those industries. The country’s strategic location in West Africa also makes it a gateway to other markets in the region.

Key immigration facts about Nigeria

Nigeria has specific requirements for expatriates who wish to work in the country. The Temporary Work Permit (TWP) visa is issued to expatriates with specialized skills for work on short-term specific projects that are based in Nigeria. The TWP visa application process is initiated in Nigeria by obtaining a TWP cable approval from the headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

The TWP visa is valid for sixty (60) days and requires several documents for application, including a completed visa application form, a copy or original TWP cablegram as approved by the CG of the NIS, a letter of invitation or visa application letter from the host company, and an international passport with a minimum of six months’ validity and with two blank facing pages. In addition, a return flight ticket and payment of visa fee and administrative charges are required.

For long-term assignments, the Subject-to-Regularization (STR) visa is issued to expatriate assignees (including their dependents if applicable) who will be coming to work and live in Nigeria. Expatriate assignees on this work visa platform are expected to be placed in the host company’s approved Expatriate Quota (EQ) positions. STR visas are granted for three months, and upon arrival in Nigeria, a Combined Resident Permit and Alien Card (CERPAC) is issued to an expatriate assignee as a temporary resident permit receipt. A Green Card, which is a permanent resident permit, is expected to be issued within 90 days.

Applications for STR visas must be supported with quadruplicate copies of the following documents, stamped by the appropriate Nigerian consulate in the applicant’s home country or country of residence: completed visa application form (Form IMM/22), credentials and academic qualifications or certificates, valid EQ approval letter, business permit and certificate of incorporation of the host company, offer and acceptance of employment letters, and a board of directors’ resolution (applicable for senior management positions).

Country fact sheet


Nigerian naira (NGN)




206 million (2021)


West Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Nigeria

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Income Tax in Nigeria

Nigeria operates a self-assessment tax system, where taxpayers are required to file their tax returns and pay their taxes in accordance with the provisions of the Nigerian tax laws. Residents are generally subject to tax on their worldwide income. However, foreign earnings derived by Nigerian residents are exempt from tax if the earnings are repatriated into Nigeria in convertible currency through a domiciliary account with an approved Nigerian bank.

Income earned by a Nigerian from employment with the Nigerian government is considered Nigerian-source income, even if services are performed abroad. Nonresidents are subject to tax on Nigerian source income only. In the case of employment, a non-resident person is liable to tax in Nigeria if the duties of employment are wholly or partly performed in Nigeria, unless certain conditions are met.

Where a taxpayer has no taxable income because of personal reliefs and allowances or total income produces a tax lower than the minimum tax, a minimum tax rate of 1% of the total income is payable.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

6 to 12 days

Sick leave

12 days

Maternity leave

12 weeks

Paternity leave

2 to 3 weeks

Employee probation

3 to 6 months

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VAT in Nigeria

Value added tax (VAT) is a tax on the value added to goods and services at each stage of production and distribution. The main VAT rate in Nigeria is 7.5%, which was raised from 5% on 1st February 2020. Only a limited number of supplies are nil-rated, meaning any VAT suffered may be re-credited to the taxpayer.

Businesses in Nigeria are required to register for VAT if their annual turnover exceeds ₦25 million. VAT returns must be filed monthly, and the tax must be paid by the 21st day of the month following the month of the transaction. Failure to register for VAT or to file returns and pay the tax on time can result in penalties and interest charges.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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What they say about Breedj

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Nigeria

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.