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Expatriate Healthcare News: Number of expats in Nigerian jobs 'to be limited'

Expatriate medical insurance policyholders working in Nigeria could have opportunities to seek new jobs curbed under regulations designed to favour Nigerian citizens for employment.

According to Next.com, the initiative is in line with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, which states that companies falling under the legislation should have an expatriate quota for high-up jobs.

The federal government has confirmed plans to ensure that businesses in the oil and gas sector first advertise vacancies to Nigerian citizens through national and international media outlets, the Nigerian Tribune reports.

This is designed to put an end to the influx of overseas health insurance policyholders with lower qualifications taking jobs at the expense of Nigerians, the news source says.

Similar moves are being carried out in Saudi Arabia, after the country's interior minister called on the private and government sector to find jobs for the kingdom's citizens, following unemployment levels which reached 10.5 per cent in 2009.

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