Section 8 of the Labour Act in Nigeria. Medical examination

(1) Every worker who enters into a contract shall be medically examined by a registered medical practitioner at the expense of the employer.

(2) The State Authority may by order exempt for the requirement of medical examination workers entering into contracts for-

(a) employment in agricultural undertakings not employing more than a limited number of workers (the limit being specified in the order); or

(b) employment in the vicinity of the workers' homes-

(i) in agricultu ral work, or

(ii) in non- agricultu ral work which the State Authorit y is satisfied is not of a dangero us characte r or likely to be injurious to the health of the workers.

Section 8 of the Labour Act in Nigeria

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