Section 35 of the Labour Act in Nigeria. Deferment of wages

(1) The Minister may in his discretion allow the payment of wages due to a recruited worker who is engaged for employment within Nigeria to be deferred until the completion of his contract:

Provided that not more than one-half of each month's wages shall be so deferred.

(2) Where an employer is authorised to defer the wages of a worker under subsection (1) of this section-

(a) the Minister may require the employer either to deposit a sum of money by way of security, or to enter into it bond in such form as the Minister thinks fit for the due payment of the deferred wages; and

(b) on completion of the contract the amount of the deferred wages shall be paid to the worker at such place and in such manner as the Minister may direct.

Section 35 of the Labour Act in Nigeria

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