Aisha Buhari laments increase in child labour

Nigeria’s First Lady, Dr Aisha Buhari, has regretted that more victims of child labour are being recorded in Nigeria despite her intervention through her Future Assured Project.

The First Lady, who made this known in Abuja on Tuesday at the National Children Conference in commemoration of the 2022 World Day against Child Labour, said that the circumstances leading to child labour still exist in the country.

Represented by the First Lady of Kwara State, Olufolake Abdulrazaq, Mrs Buhari said that the
eradication of child labour required a systemic approach and effective policies to strengthen social protection systems, education, and decent work opportunities for parents and caregivers to address the conditions that drive child labour.

She said, “Child labour remains a major threat to child development in Nigeria, in spite of legislative measures taken by the government at various levels to curb it.

“In its efforts to reduce incidence of child labour,…

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