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Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by ijustdey: 10:12am On May 15
The Senate on Tuesday, approved a fine of N5 million as penalty against any company who failed to provide dignified means of transportation for its employees.

Any director who is accused of failing to provide dignified transportation for workers will also be fined with N200, 000.

The approved fines were sequel to the consideration of report on a Bill for an Act to provide for adequate transportation, protection and other facilities for employers in Nigeria to restore the dignity and other matters by the Senate on Tuesday.

The Senate Committee on Land Transport, chaired by Senator Olugbenga Ashafa, APC-Lagos East presented the report at the plenary on Tuesday.

According to the report, all employers must provide shelter at the various bus stops for their employees.

The Committee chairman said that the fine for corporate body, was raised from N1million to N5million to enhance safety measures for employees by their respective employees.

He said: “Offences under this bill shall be tried by the industrial court” while any case of victimisation of an employee(s) should be reported to the Minister of Transportation.”

Adopting the report clause by clause in the Committees of the Whole after presentation by Ashafa, the upper legislative chamber considered the inclusion of suitable and conducive vessels in the riverine areas for the purpose of conveying employees to and from work.

The Senate also considered other safety measures which made it mandatory for employers to acquire well equipped vehicles with seat belts and “at least a 46 inch high rail or enclosure on the sides and back of the vehicle”

Vehicles for conveying employees, it added “must have lambs, brakes, horn, mirrors, windshield, turn signals and other safety equipment.”

“Every truck-type bus must have seats with backrests and must be provided with a minimum of 18 inches seat space for each passenger. Where the sitting is face to face, the aisle between the seats facing each other shall be 24 inches wide at the narrowest point,” it added.

According to the Senate, all staff buses must be equipped with approved reflectors, fire extinguishers, carry a conspicuous mark on the outside of the number of passengers to be carried and shall not be allowed to carry more than the posted number.


The report said that all vehicles”must have exit door that can be opened outward from both the interior and exterior of the vehicle”, adding that those designed for carriage of goods and animals be clearly marked “for goods only.”


https://www.tribuneonlineng.com/211786/

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by Johnjanrt(m): 10:18am On May 15
Hmmm! I can foresee many private organizations being fined, by the way if an organization cannot afford to provide means of transportation to its employees how will they be able to redeem the purported fine?

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by ajapz(m): 10:19am On May 15
Mtcheeeeeewww!!! Make i here say they impose any fine for any company that fails to provide buses for members of staff.. Is it not our dear Nigeria again, na mouth them get, no action.

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by Amuocha: 10:21am On May 15
Saraki has done well

Seun do something for boys oh shocked
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by Hotzone(m): 2:00pm On May 15
What happens to dignified road

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by 222Martins(m): 2:01pm On May 15
Rubbish!!!!! Instead of looking at ways to encourage entrepreneurs and enterprises to create more jobs; they are increasing the burden and cost of doing business in Nigeria. They should go ask USA why they lost most of their jobs to the Chinese. It was mainly due to cost of labour. Well, i trust my fellow business owners and investors, we must find a loophole to beat the system. With this law, i see more and more of contract staffing.

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by shaggy007: 2:01pm On May 15
Na by force?

If my stag complains, I'll fire the person
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by Emekadollars(m): 2:05pm On May 15
Errhhh. I guess that's for big companies.


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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by TheBeat: 2:05pm On May 15
This 8th Senate by fair standard did good jobs. That's how it is done everywhere. Provide means of transportation or include it in salary package. This is usually targeted to assist low wage earners in the industry.

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by 1zynnvn(m): 2:09pm On May 15
Damn , so I have to buy bus for my secretary now

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by wellmax(m): 2:10pm On May 15
No dignified road, hospitals or basic amenities, but they are asking for dignified buses. Mtcheeew

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by abbey621(m): 2:13pm On May 15
In a country where employers are already cutting staff and looking for excuses not to hire more people, are dignified buses our greatest concern? What a shame!

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by emmylight4u: 2:19pm On May 15
every organisation you go na contract staff full pass....them no see that one....God pass all of you.

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by nairalee: 2:21pm On May 15
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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by wisestman(m): 2:23pm On May 15
angry Please who is issuing fines to BRT buses that ply Ajah to CMS/ Obalande first of all
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by twilliamx: 2:24pm On May 15
Expecially those Julius berger bastards. The way the treat lower staff is appalling
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by TakeOva(m): 2:24pm On May 15
Don't mind them. Can we start imposing a fine on the govt that is irresponsible for bad roads also?

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by SarkinYarki: 2:24pm On May 15
Do these people know there are many companies that cannot afford Busses yet and beside a will this law affect govt agencies too
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by yemre(m): 2:28pm On May 15
Hotzone:
What happens to dignified road

Thank you.
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by Marotzke(m): 2:30pm On May 15
Keep complaining until you see fellow Nigerians transported like cattle in open trucks to their work site.
The annoying thing is that the guilty companies will collect billions of naira worth of contracts in which staff welfare is built into.
Ordinary Innoson bus ,they will not buy , na to dey use trailers or tippers to humiliate and degrade Nigerians.
Good one.
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by yemre(m): 2:31pm On May 15
emmylight4u:
every organisation you go na contract staff full pass....them no see that one....God pass all of you.

Pls tell them. They know but look the other way
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by ajayiopy: 2:32pm On May 15
ijustdey:





https://www.tribuneonlineng.com/211786/



you guys must be on drug.Majority of you cannot even run a shop successfully for 3 months
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by Guestlander: 2:35pm On May 15
Somebody should challenge this in the courts. Dumb, boneheaded law. No company should be obligated to provide transportation for anyone. If the company wants to do it on their own, fine.
This will ultimately work against new employees who doesn't have their own transportation. The companies will now be reluctant to hire you if you don't your own transportation.

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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by darlenese(f): 2:39pm On May 15
Guestlander:
Somebody should challenge this in the courts. Dumb, boneheaded law. No company should be obligated to provide transportation for anyone. If the company wants to do it on their own, fine.



u can imagine, doing business in Nigeria is frustrating adding this stupiiid policy too it will. even make most companies that are already struggling to pack up
Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by tabuski(m): 2:40pm On May 15
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Re: Senate Okays N5m Fine For Company Without Dignified Staff Buses by AZeD1(m): 2:40pm On May 15
Seriously? What kind of useless bill is this?

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