NAPTIP, JCI take fight against child labour, trafficking to schools
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) in partnership with the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), yesterday organised a school debate to create awareness on the dangers of child-labour and human-trafficking. National President of JCI Nigeria, Rasheed Balogun, said the discuss, tagged: ‘GWO Shoaga Secondary Schools Debate,’ was organised to bring to limelight…
Child labour in Nigeria: Matters arising
Sir: The Greek philosopher, Plato, once said: If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. The need for an African child to stand up tall in life, led to the agitation of nearly...
ILO, experts seek urgent elimination of hazardous child labour
In marking World Day Against Child Labour today, the international Labour Organisation (ILO) and experts have canvassed prioritising campaigns against child labour and promoting safe, healthy work for employed youths. Director General of ILO, Guy Ryder, who disclosed that about 73 million children are engaged in hazardous work, said 153 million children between ages five…
FG unveils national reporting template on child labour
The Federal Government has unveiled a national reporting template to tackle child labour.
Child labour and human trafficking
At a recent meeting of the National Steering Committee on Child Labour, the Federal Government reiterated its commitment to stopping the social menace of child labour and human trafficking in the country. The government pledged that Nigeria as a signatory to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations ‘should not be found behind…
NAPTIP seeks private sector collaboration to tackle child labour
Julie Okah-Donli, has said there was the need for active collaboration between government and the private sector to tackle child labour and human trafficking.
Child labour: An approach to corporate best practice
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria estimates that about 15 million children under the age of 14 are working across Nigeria.
Curtailing the menace of child abuse and corporal punishment in Nigeria
Unfortunately, these children are abused by their parents and family members, who are meant to be the first line of protection for them. Child abuse is the physical, mental or sexual assault of a child by the parents or any other adult.
Nigeria pledges to eliminate child labour
Nigeria was not absent at the discussions at the International Labour Conference (ILC) committee on Application of Standards over Minimum Age Convention 1973 (No. 138), the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Labour and Employment...