Child Labour: NGO Tasks Governments On Child Education

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Mrs Cynthia Abazie, Manager, Society of
British Council, Nigeria, a non-governmental
organisation, has advised the three tiers of
government to invest more in child education
in the country.
Abazie told the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Abuja on Sunday on the 2016 World
Day Against Child Labour that it was a
panacea to eliminate child labour.
According to her, there is the need to invest
in children education, particularly girl-child, to
address cases of child labour and abuses.
“Government must give proper attention to
investment in the education of Nigerian child;
no matter how we want to see it, children are
the future of the nation.
“It is time to empower the children through
education; educating young people is never a
waste, it is an investment,” Abazie said.
She decried the increased involvement of
girls and boys in menial jobs that deprived
them of receiving adequate education, saying
that it was a violation of their rights.
She mentioned forms of child labour to
include working in hazardous environment,
slavery, forced labour, drug trafficking,
prostitution and armed conflict.
She urged governments at all levels to
establish quality primary and secondary
schools for young people to keep away from
nefarious activities.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) NAN
reports that June 12 is observed globally as
World Day Against Child Labour.
The theme of 2016 celebration is End Child
Labour – it is everyone’s business”.
The day was established by the International
Labour Organisation in 2002 to create
awareness about the dangers of child labour
and ways to eliminate them

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