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Lagos to Regulate Employment of Domestic Staff, Security Guards

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Governor Akinwunmi of Lagos State has hinted that his administration was taking steps to regulate the employment of domestic workers in the state.

Mr Ambode gave this hint on Monday at the launch of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps help at the Agege Stadium.

The Governor explained that the move was to prescribe regulations for the set of workers and other details to monitor their activities.

He said a new executive bill to this effect would be sent to the State House of Assembly for passage by the legislative arm of government.

According to him, the bill would also regulate the employment of private security guards in the state, emphasising that this is to further strengthen security in the aquatic state.

While noting that there was no longer any room for child abuse or under aged workers, Governor Ambode said it had been discovered that domestic workers were largely undocumented and pose a grave security threat in the state.

He also said the recruiting agencies, under the bill, would be licensed and regulated to ensure safety.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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