THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 2019 WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR IN NIGERIA

Nigeria’s Ministry of Labour and Employment in collaboration with the ILO, through the FMM West Africa Project and ACCEL Africa Project, will commemorate World Day Against Child Labour 2019 on 23rd & 25th July, 2019.

The commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour 2019 in Nigeria organised by Nigeria’s  Ministry of Labour and Employment in collaboration with the ILO, through the FMM West Africa Project and ACCEL Africa Project, is scheduled to hold on 23rd & 25th July, 2019. 

Commemorative events will look back on progress achieved with ILO’s support  on tackling child labour and pertinent child labour issues in Nigeria.

Specifically, the programmes will strive to achieve the following objectives:

        i.            Increase awareness on the elimination of child labour, especially on the fields (cocoa and Mines), with focus on promoting quality education in Nigeria;

      ii.            Engage with child labourers on their experiences, their dreams and list the solutions identified by the children. 

Activities  include:

  1.     a 200-Man Walk against child labour scheduled to hold on 23rd July, 2019 involving 200 stakeholders in the elimination of child labour to be led by the Minister of Labour, Mines, Agriculture, and Environment, ILO Country director, Permanent secretaries, NSCCL, Alliance 8.7 technical Committee members.
  2.       1-day symposium of 80 participants with the 2019 WDACL theme ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!scheduled for 25th July 2019 at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja.  There will also be a short film show on the elimination of child labour in Nigeria.