HuCaPAN, ministry move against quack recruitment agencies
The Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPAN), and Ministry of Labour and Employment, have carried out a joint monitoring exercise across the federation to tackle quackery amongst recruiters of outsourced labour.
The President of HuCaPAN, Aderemi Adegboyega, who disclosed this at the association’s 8th yearly meeting, said the purpose of the exercise was to regulate the environment and make it unattractive for agencies who operate without licence.
Adegboyega said the exercise, which was carried out in eight states in December last year, would be extended to other states.
Stating that the realities of global market business strategies is that jobs, goods and finance move across country borders to yield optimal returns on investment, Adegboyega noted it is the association’s firm believe that outsourcing businesses will further support Nigerian economy by providing needed support services for foreign and local businesses.
He said Nigerian human capital are well positioned to make the country one of the most favourable regions to procure business support service, especially, with a young and vibrant workforce.
He mentioned that countries like India, Mauritius, Philippines, and Ghana have already taken advantage of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) to support their economies.
To position the country for economic growth, Adegboyega urged government to address the infrastructural deficit, technical skills gap, and quick resolution of judicial disagreements.
Having realised the importance of the informal sector in employment creation, HuCaPAN also urged the three tiers of government to change the approach of tax collection from criminalising defaulters, to ensuring that companies survived and structure payment of accruable tax over a period.