‘Male or African candidates except Nigerians’: Criticism over Dubai job advert barring Nigerians

By BBC On Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 13:35 | < 1 min read
The advertisement by Shirley Recruitment Consultants on the website Joblinks indicates that it is looking for merchandisers in Dubai with at least one to three years’ experience. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
The advertisement by Shirley Recruitment Consultants on the website Joblinks indicates that it is looking for merchandisers in Dubai with at least one to three years’ experience. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
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    Nigerians on social media have expressed anger over an online job vacancy in the United Arab Emirates that excludes Nigerians from applying.

Nigerians on social media have expressed anger over an online job vacancy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that excludes Nigerians from applying.

The advertisement by Shirley Recruitment Consultants on the website Joblinks indicates that it is looking for merchandisers in Dubai with at least one to three years’ experience.

It specifies that those applying should be “male or female African candidates except Nigerians”.

A Twitter user, Emeka Gift (@EmekaGift), said: “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wrote: ‘We told you that the zoo is finished’. For a country to only exclude Nigerians from applying for a job is not only discriminatory but unlawful under international laws.”

Some of the Nigerians online have suggested that the recent arrest of alleged Nigerian online scammers in the US may have have contributed to the decision to exclude Nigerians.

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