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Ending Child Labour is a National Priority, Says Saraki
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the commitment of the 8th Senate and indeed the National Assembly, to work towards the eradication of Child Labour in the country.

Saraki, according to his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a statement in Abuja, said this on the occasion of 2018 World Day Against Child Labour (June 12th), which calls for promoting integrated strategies to end hazardous child labour; ensuring quality education for all children; and addressing the vulnerabilities of children and their entry into child labour.

“Today, we reiterate our stance on eradicating child labor in Nigeria. Globally, according to the International Labour Organisation, over 152 million children are engaged in child labor, while UNICEF estimates that in the poorest countries, 1 in 4 children are engaged in child labor.

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“From what we know, Nigeria has over 10.5million out-of-school children – the highest in the world, which implies that millions of children across the nation are engaged in child labor — hawking on our streets and working under appalling conditions — instead of being in school. This is not acceptable.

“This 8th Senate will continue to remain committed to issues of child’s rights, violence against children and child labor. This is why since we took office, we have worked on reversing this trend by collaborating with the State Houses of Assembly to push for the domestication of the Child’s Rights Act across the nation.

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“What is more important, is that as we work towards the domestication of the Child Rights law at the state level, we must also push for better law enforcement of the existing legal frameworks and work towards raising more awareness about our obligation to defend the rights of children,” Saraki said.

The President of the Senate also stated that the Senate, through its oversight powers, would continue to work towards ensuring more effective coordination among the ministries, departments, and agencies of the Federal Government that deal with the issues of children, child labor and human trafficking.

“We remain concerned and we remain committed,” Saraki said, “Protecting our children from abuse and all forms of exploitation must be a priority of all public office holders.”

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