Section 75-76 of the Nigerian Labour Act 2004
Section 75, 76 of the Nigerian Labour Act 2004 is under Part IV (Supplemental), and collectively titled ‘Records and returns‘.
Section 75 of the Labour Act 2004
(1) It shall be the duty of every employer to keep such records of wages and conditions of employment as are necessary to show that this Act is being complied with.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, every employer shall keep in respect of each of his workers to whom a statement has been given under section 7 of this Act, a record showing-
(a) the name and address of the worker;
(b) his town (or other place) of origin;
(c) the date of his birth;
(d) the name and address of his next of kin;
(e) the date and place of his engagement;
(f) his National Provident Fund number; and
(g) the date of cessation of employment.
(3) Records kept pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall be retained for three years after the time to which they refer.
(4) Any employer who-
(a) knowingly and with intent to avoid compliance with any provision of this Act, omits to keep any or any sufficient record of any particular wages or conditions of employment, or
(b) fails to comply with subsection (2) or (3) of this section,
shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a fine not exceeding N200.
Section 76 of the Labour Act 2004
(1) The Minister may require returns and statistics, whether periodical or otherwise, to be furnished by employers as to the number of persons employed by them in any particular class of employment and as to the rates of remuneration and other conditions in that or any other class of employment.
(2) Any employer who fails to furnish any returns or statistics which he is required to furnish under subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a fine not exceeding N200.