Laws On Domestic Workers, Security Guards Coming Soon
Soon, you will have to think twice before hiring a steward or maigard.
This is because the Lagos State Government is set to sponsor an executive bill before the state House of Assembly to regulate the employment of domestic workers and security guards.
Governor Akinwumi Ambode made thus known at the launch of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) which held at the Agege Stadium on Monday.
Ambode said that the bill would prescribe regulations for such workers and other details to monitor their activities.
“There is no room for child abuse or underage workers,” the governor said.
According to him, it has been discovered that domestic workers are largely undocumented and could become a security threat in the State.
“The recruiting agencies must be licensed and regulated henceforth. Our safety is now non-negotiable,” he said.
Ambode also said that a whistle blower scheme would be introduced to further enhance intelligence gathering by the LNSC.
“Any valuable information given to the corps will attract handsome reward from the State government.
“I, therefore, call on all Lagosians to join hands with us to say a final no to crime in our state,” he said.