Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Nigeria

Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2016, Nigeria made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government launched a National Social Protection Program which provides cash transfers to extremely poor households on the condition that their children are enrolled in school. The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons implemented standard operating procedures for investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases, and established an anti-human trafficking training center. However, children are engaged in the worst forms of child labor, including in quarrying granite and gravel, commercial sexual exploitation, forced begging, and armed conflict. The legal framework has inconsistencies regarding child labor, and the minimum age for work is below international standards. Child labor enforcement data is also not publicly available, and social programs are not sufficient to address the scope of the problem.

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