(1) Where the Minister has agreed with the representatives of the employers' and workers' organisations within an industry or area as to the desirability of establishing a scheme for labour within that industry or area he may make an order, if he thinks fit, in respect of the industry or area in question.
(2) Where an order is made under subsection (1) of this section in respect of an industry or area-
(a) it shall be the duty of every employer who is engaged in the industry or ordinarily has a place of business in the area, as the case may be, to apply for registration in accordance with any regulations made under subsection (5) of this section;
(b) every industrial worker under the age of fifty-five years who is employed in the industry or, as the case may be, is ordinarily resident in the area shall be liable to compulsory registration under those regulations if an order is made in respect of him under paragraph (c) of this subsection;
(c) the Minister may by order require any class or classes of industrial workers to whom paragraph (b) of this subsection applies to present themselves for registration in such manner, at such place and within such times as may be specified in the order; and
(d) the Minister may by order forbid such employers as are mentioned in paragraph (a) of this subsection (or any specified class thereof)-
(i) to carry on business in the industry or area, as the case may be, unless they are registere d accordin gly, or
(ii) to employ industria l workers (or any specifie d class thereof) in the industry or area, as the case may be, unless the workers are registere d accordin gly.
(3) An authorized labour officer, where he is satisfied than an employer who has not applied for registration in pursuance of subsection (2) (a) of this section is a person who ought to have done so, may by notice in writing call upon the employer to apply accordingly.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (2) (b) of this section, an industrial worker-
(a) shall be presumed to be under the age of fifty- five years unless he satisfies an authorized labour officer to the contrary; and
(b) if he is present in an area to which an order made under subsection (1) of this section applies, shall be presumed to be ordinarily resident in that area unless he satisfies an authorized labour officer that he is residing there for some temporary purpose only.
(5) The Minister may make regulations for the purposes of this section-
(a) establishing offices for the registration of employers and industrial workers;
(b) prescribing forms of application for registration and certificates of registration, and such other forms as may be needed for the purposes of the regulations;
(c) providing for the issue of certificates of registration and their replacement if lost or destroyed;
(d) prescribing the particulars to be furnished on application for registration and on registration;
(e) prescribing the duties of registered persons and others in respect of certificates of registration; and
(f) prescribing fees and providing generally for registration under this section.
Section 69 of the Labour Act in Nigeria