ACCEL Africa - Nigeria

About 43 per cent of Nigerian children, in the age range between 5 and 11 years are estimated to be involved in economic activities. (2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey)

In Nigeria, ACCEL Africa will focus is on the Gold and Cocoa supply chain and will concentrate its efforts on improving the legal, policy and institutional frameworks.

The project will support the capacity of members in employers’ and workers’ organizations, in enterprises, and in public bodies charged with fulfilling the legal and practical obligations of member States; and of workers’ and small producers’ organizations in the rural and informal economies so that they are better able to claim their rights to work free of child labour.


  1. Child labour in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Nigeria: A situational analysis

    03 July 2023

    The study carries out an analysis of child labour in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Nigeria, providing key recommendations aimed at ensuring the elimination of child labour in the sector.

  2. Leaving the gold mining site and going back to school: Eliminating child labour in Nigeria

    02 June 2023

    In the small village of Kuchiko, the ILO ACCEL Africa project is helping young girls like Maimunat go back to school and pursue their dreams. The project is also supporting parents like Haruna Koko to earn an income and reduce the need to resort to child labour.

  3. National Policy on Child Labour (Phase II)

    27 March 2023

    The National Policy on Child Labour is the national response to combating child labour in Nigeria. First developed in 2013, the policy reflects the government of Nigeria's determination and the political will to take decisive actions against Child Labour by providing the legal framework and the enabling environment aimed at eliminating Child Labour especially in its worst forms.

  4. National Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour and its Worst Forms

    27 March 2023

    The National Action Plan on the Elimination of Child Labour (2021-2025) suggests accelerated actions as a Pathfinder Country to achieve SDG Target 8.7.

  5. Simplified child labour related laws in Nigeria

    27 March 2023

  1. ILO Accel Africa project supports the drafting of the Nigeria Alliance 8.7 communication strategy in Lagos.

    The ILO office, through the Free Movement & Migration in West Africa project with funding from the European Union and the ECOWAS Commission, with support from the ACCEL Africa project, IOM and UNODC organized a four-day technical workshop to develop a communication framework for Alliance 8.7 in Nigeria and finalize the draft Alliance 8.7 Road Map.

    The workshop gathered approximately 40 participants who are Members of the Alliance 8.7 Technical Committee and are members of one of the three identified Priority areas. Members of the Technical Committee includes government officials; representatives of UN agencies, international organizations and CSOs; and representatives from employers and workers’ organizations.