Nigeria - HR Outsourcing

Nigeria is known to have an abundance of hydrocarbon resources, agricultural potential and untapped mining reserves. Lagos, being the country’s largest city is considered as the economic hub and financial centre and houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent. As the economy diversifies, the opportunities for employment outsourcing becomes more relevant.

Africa HR Solutions helps organisations expanding to fast-growing economies like Nigeria with a tailored HR outsourcing services. Our Nigeria HR outsourcing solutions consist of Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing and other ancillary solutions to make sure you establish your company in Nigeria, aligned with all related laws, policies and norms of the country.

Country Profile - Nigeria

Population: 195.9 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $432.30 bn

GDP Growth: 1.9%

Inflation: 12.1%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.5%

Unemployment Rate: 6.0 %

Capital: Abuja

Currency: Nigerian naira

Languages: English

Payroll Outsourcing in Nigeria

Nigeria's Economy

Nigeria is known to be the most populous country in Africa. The country is rich in hydrocarbon resources, the 11th country in the world for proven reserves, 9th for gas. Agriculture is also their strength – the country is the 5th largest cocoa producer in the world. Nigeria also has significant mining potential, with untapped resources such as gold, barite, tin, and zinc. Nigeria is quite reliant on oil revenues which represent 90% of exports. However, lack of infrastructure impacts on the potential of agriculture, and thus there’s less economic diversification.

Interesting Facts About Nigeria

It is the most populous country in Africa

Over 500 different indigenous languages are spoken

75% of Nigerians use social media

One of the biggest exports of the country remains oil

Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria

The Nigerian movie industry is known as Nollywood

Public Holidays in Nigeria

New Year’s Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Labor Day

Democracy Day



National Day


Christmas Day

Boxing Day

Employment in Nigeria

Employment agreements are made in either oral or written formats in Nigeria, though many employees prefer a written agreement that outlines all details about their salary, compensation, leaves, and termination information. The at-will employment prevails in Nigeria, whereby employers should hand over a written notice of dismissal and let the employee defend himself. Several other benefits are also considered such as pension plans, dental benefits, life insurance, car allowance among others. At Africa HR Solutions, we ensure your HR outsourcing strategy is aligned with the country’s policies and norms. Our dedicated team helps you devise an attractive compensation scheme to ensure you have the right talent on board.




Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

alex daruty


Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.