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Buhari reportedly signs executive order 5 which prevents foreigners from getting jobs Nigerians can do

The executive order also reportedly prohibits the Ministry of Interior from giving visas to foreign workers whose skills are readily available in Nigeria.

The order, however, consideration shall only be given to a foreign professional, where it is certified that such expertise is not available in Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, June 3, in Abuja reportedly signed Executive Order 5 to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components. According to The Nation, the Executive Order is expected to promote the application of science, technology and innovation towards achieving the nation’s development goals across all sectors of the economy.

The Executive Order also reportedly prohibits the Ministry of Interior from giving visas to foreign workers whose skills are readily available in Nigeria. It, however, notes that where expertise is lacking, procuring entities will give preference to foreign companies and firms with a demonstrable and verifiable plan for indigenous development, prior to the award of such contracts. In the proclamation entitled ‘Presidential Executive Order 5 For Planning And Execution Of Projects, Promotion Of Nigerian Content In Contracts And Science, Engineering And Technology, President Buhari also reportedly directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies to engage indigenous professionals in the planning, design and execution of national security projects. It adds that ‘‘consideration shall only be given to a foreign professional, where it is certified by the appropriate authority that such expertise is not available in Nigeria.’’

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