In this guide, we will see some useful Sample resignation letters in Nigeria (templates)
Sample resignation letter in Nigeria
A sample resignation letter in Nigeria is useful when you have decided to leave your job but are not sure how you should write your letter or what to include.
When quitting, it doesn’t really matter if you are a security guard, registered nurse, security officer, deputy governor, still, it is important to maintain a good relationship with your current employer by writing a good resignation letter.
Just as you may have had to write your resume and a cover letter when you did your job application, it is necessary to write a resignation letter when leaving.
Here are some tips from legit.ng:
- Stick to a strict business-like resignation letter format. Your company may have a company resignation letter template you could use but if not, make sure you keep it as professional as possible by including only the relevant information such as the date of your resignation, the position you are resigning from, and so on.
- If you are submitting your letter under short notice, make sure to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to your employer. In addition, you can offer some help in finding a replacement or helping with the training.
- If you are submitting your letter considering the period notice, make sure you give at least 2-3 weeks’ notice so they can have time to find a replacement.
- Avoid giving details about why you are leaving. You can have this discussion with your boss later on or just briefly include it in your letter such as personal reasons.
- Thank your employer for the opportunity.
- Avoid including any negative comments or criticism, it is not the appropriate way to do it.
- If needed, you can for clarification or details of your resignation.
Sample resignation letter in Nigeria 1
Example from legit.ng:
Your full home address
Your contact information (phone number, e-mail)
Name of your employer
Name of the company
Company’s full address
Dear Mr/Ms [name of your employer],
Please accept my letter of resignation from the position of [the name of your position] with [name of the company] on [date of writing this letter]. I want to apologize for not giving you at least two weeks’ notice before my decision to quit. However, personal circumstances have forced me to resign immediately.
I would like to thank you and the company for giving me the opportunity to grow and to do the things I love during my work here. Please let me know if I can help you in any way to find and train my replacement.
I would also like to know when and where I would be able to collect my last paycheck. Additionally, I would appreciate any other information about the details of my resignation.
Sample resignation letter in Nigeria 2
Example from myjobmag.com:
ABC Group of Companies,
12 Allen Avenue, Ikeja,
Dear Mr. Paul,
I would like to notify you that I am resigning from my position as team lead for the marketing department in ABC Group of Companies, effective September 1st, 2019.
I would like to thank you for the opportunities that you have given me to learn more about marketing and proper customer retention strategies over the past 4 years.
I have enjoyed my time with ABC Group of Companies, ranging from the awesome work environment to my immense exposure to the world of marketing. I feel honored to have been a part of an amazing team.
Please let me know if I can be of help during the transition process. I will be available to help onboard my replacement if need be. I will also ensure I give all the necessary details that will help with the transition.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work for ABC Group of Companies. I look forward to the success of this company. I promise to still keep in touch.
Sample resignation letter in Nigeria 3: short notice
Example from myjobmag.com:
Your Phone Number
Dear Mr. /Ms. Last Name:
Please this letter serves as a formal notice that I will be resigning from my position as the Market lead of ABC group of Companies on the 9th of August, 2019.
I understand that I am supposed to give at least a 2 weeks’ notice according to the company’s standard; however, personal unforeseen circumstances played out that made it impossible for me to give adequate notice.
I also want to use this opportunity to thank you for the personal and professional development
opportunities that this company has provided me within the last 2 years.
I also want to use this opportunity to tell you that I will be available and glad to assist with the transition process.
I have enjoyed the last 2 years of my life working with ABC Group of Companies, and I appreciate the amazing working environment and support from the organization and staff members.
Sample resignation letter in Nigeria 4: career change
Example from myjobmag.com:
Your Phone Number
Dear Mr. /Ms. Last Name:
This letter is to inform you that I will be resigning from my position as a marketing executive from ABC Group of Companies effective January 30th, 2020.
I have been considering a career change for a long time now. As much as I love to be a part of the growth process of this company, I would also love to build and pursue a career in writing. I have always been passionate about writing, and I think this is the right time for me to develop my career skills professionally.
It is of great concern to me that I pursue my writing career by taking this opportunity. Even as I look forward to developing my writing career, I will love to say that I will definitely miss working with you.
I hope that my resignation does not inconvenience the company that much, and I will do all that I can within my capacity to assist in the transition process during my last 2 weeks’.
I am grateful for all the amazing experiences that this position has exposed me to over the past 3 years. I know that these experiences have helped my career. I also want to thank you for the opportunity of working in a great company like this.
Thank you so much for your understanding.
Sample resignation letter in Nigeria 5
Example from nelexnigeria.com:
“Dear [Boss’ Name],
Please consider this letter as my formal resignation from my role as [Current Title] with [Company Name]. My last date of employment with [Company Name] will be [Date].
In these last weeks, I’ll make time to work on writing out some specific instructions and will leave any current records for my replacement to make this transition smoother. Additionally, I’m more than willing to help with any training duties during my final weeks in this position.
I want to sincerely thank you for this opportunity with [Company Name]. I have so enjoyed my time as an employee here, and it’s been a pleasure working with you and the [Department] team. I certainly hope our paths cross again.
Sample resignation letter in Nigeria 6
Example from blog.smartlecturer.com:
“No. 253 Herbert Macaulay Way
August 10, 2016
Mr. Umaru John
No. 16 Emile Street
Dear Mr. John,
I, Akinbaode Abideen, of the Research Department here at John Technologies wish to use this medium to inform you of my resignation from this company. This, according to the terms and conditions of this company, is my 10-day notice before my resignation proper.
I am delighted to announce that I have been offered the position of manager at another company. As you know, this would take my career a huge step forward.
It is with a heavy heart that I intend to leave. The past five years that I have worked here has improved and even refined me professionally. I am happy to have come across the colleagues I met here because they have impacted my life in one way or the other.
Kindly forward this letter to the Payroll Department so that they will process my last remuneration as soon as possible.
Sample resignation letter in Nigeria 7
Example from nigerianinfopedia.com.ng:
“Your city, state, Zip Code
Your phone number
Ms. Jane Smith
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Ms. Smith (or first name if you have an informal relationship),
Please accept this as a formal notice of my resignation from the position of Accountant at XYZ Corporation, effective two weeks from today. My last working day will be xxxx.
After careful consideration, I have decided to accept another job offer. I feel it is time for a new challenge and this is a good opportunity to further MY career goals.
Working for this company has been a wonderful experience. I feel privileged to have been part of such a professional team and will miss all my colleagues.
I appreciate both the professional and personal growth opportunities that have been provided to me during my time with the company. I would like to thank you in particular for all your support and advice. I hope that we will stay in touch as I begin this new chapter in my career.
I wish you and XYZ corporation continued success in the future.
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Other sample resignation or leave letters
Below are some of the other resignation or leave letters we curated.
If you are looking for a job, you should also ideally start your job research on job websites such as Indeed.
Falae, V. (n.d.) How to write a resignation letter without notice. Retrieved from legit.ng.
Myjobmag.com: “How to Write a Resignation Letter (Sample + Templates)”
Nelexnigeria.com: “How to Write the Best Letter of Resignation”
Blog.smartlecturer.com: “How To Write A Resignation Letter [With Sample]”
Ikenwa, C. (2019, Sept.) How to Quit Your Job in Nigeria Professionally. Retrieved from Nigerianinfopedia.com.ng.