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. News

    ILO Empowers 431 Trainees in Ondo and Osun States and hands over Renovated School to Community

    09 September 2022

    To sustain its interventions on the elimination of child labour, the ACCEL Africa Project in Nigeria has provided training, classroom renovation and livelihood support to parents, guardians, and children within the legal working age in Project communities within Ondo and Osun States.

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    Nigeria's National Steering Committee on the Elimination of Child Labour Leads Walk for the Nigerian Child.

    01 August 2022

    To commemorate the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), Nigeria’s vanguard in the fight to eliminate the scourge and achieve SDG Target 8.7- the National Steering Committee on the Elimination of Child Labour (NSCCL) led stakeholders on a “Walk for the Nigerian Child” through the busy Abuja Central Business District (CBD) to sensitize the urban public on the need for: child protection, collective responsibility, and justice for victims.

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    Child Labour: Nigeria Intensifies Collaborations to Achieve SDG Target 8.7

    01 August 2022

    In the global coordinated campaign to end all forms of child labour and forced labour, Nigeria, a pathfinder country intensifies efforts to rid its Artisanal Gold Mining (ASGM) and Cocoa value chains of the scourge, in line with the country's National Action Plan validated and adapted through the International Labour Organization’s Dutch funded ACCEL Africa Project.

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    Nigeria organizes a media engagement event to commemorate the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour.

    01 August 2022

    In observance of the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands have organised a media engagement on the theme, "Universal Social Protection To End Child Labour".

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    ILO and UI Certify SCREAM Trainers to Fight Child Labour

    21 April 2022

    The ACCEL Africa Project in Nigeria is strengthening systems and providing stakeholders across spheres of the society with the skills and tools required to urgently eliminate child labour and achieve SDG Target 8.7 by 2025.

  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.