(1) Any person who-
(a) recruits or attempts to recruit any citizen contrary to section 23 of this Act; or
(b) contravenes or fails to give effect to any special condition or restriction endorsed on an employer's permit granted under section 24 of this Act, or a recruiter's licence granted to him under section 25 of this Act; or
(c) being a holder of a recruiter's licence, recruits citizens for a person who is not a holder of an employer's permit; or
(d) induces or attempts to induce, or assists or offers to assist, any citizen to leave Nigeria in order to be employed as a worker outside Nigeria otherwise than under a contract which conforms with section 40 of this Act; or
(e) engages or offers or agrees to employ or to find employment for any citizen as a worker outside Nigeria except under a contract which conforms with section 40 of this Act; or
(f) fails to surrender to the Minister an employer's permit in the circumstances mentioned in paragraph (a) and (b) of section 41 of this Act; or
(g) contravenes section 26, 27, 29 or 30 of this Act (or any direction issued thereunder),
shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a fine not exceeding N2,000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years, or to both.
(2) Any employer or employer's agent who fails to offer a return passage in compliance with section 38 (2) of this Act shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a fine not exceeding N200; and any repatriation expenses incurred by the Federal Government as a result of the failure may be recovered by that Government from the employer or employer's agent by deduction from any deposit or security given under section 24 (7) of this Act or by civil proceedings.
Section 47 of the Labour Act in Nigeria