Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Nigeria

Cocoa
Cocoa
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Gold
Gold
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Granite
Granite
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Gravel (Crushed Stones)
Gravel (Crushed Stones)
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Manioc/Cassava
Manioc/Cassava
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Sand
Sand
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Nigeria
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Nigeria made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Nigerian Government continued to support the National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism which helps end use and recruitment of child soldiers by identifying and formally separating children from armed groups, including 209 boys and 6 girls in 2020. In addition, the Nigerian Government hired over 400 new labor inspectors and enacted the National Social Behavioral Change Communication Strategy for Elimination of Child Labor in Nigeria (2020–2023). However, children in Nigeria are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in quarrying granite, artisanal mining, commercial sexual exploitation, and use in armed conflict, each sometimes as a result of human trafficking. The Child's Right Act has been adopted by only 25 out of Nigeria's 36 states, leaving the remaining 11 states in northern Nigeria with legal statutes that do not meet international standards for the prohibition of child trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and illicit activities. In addition, the minimum age for work in the Labour Act does not apply to children who are self-employed or working in the informal economy.

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