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…
Global child labourers hit 152m as ILO lists path to tackle menace
The report insisted that legislation alone cannot eradicate child labour, but at the same time, it won’t be possible to eradicate child labour without effective legislation.
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.
Don seeks international jurisdiction over child labour, human trafficking
She said the NIC is a specialist court and have been empowered by law to dispense justice. She said: “This demonstrates the assertion that labour law has gone beyond the traditional concepts with narrow jurisdiction”.
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...
Child labourers hit 168 million, as ILO seeks reduction
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has canvassed urgent global action on child labour, saying the scourge is silently spreading wide, hitting 168 million worldwide.