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

    The ILO collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment on a Capacity Building Workshop for Desk Officers in Nigeria

    13 December 2021

    The training sought to, build the requisite skill of 37 Child Labour Desk Officers and also equip them on the modalities of implementing the Actions Pledged by the Ministry during the launch of International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour (IYECL).

  2. Press release

    ECOWAS validates its regional action plan on child labour and forced labour, achieving, in partnership with the ILO and WANEP, its IYECL 2021 action pledge.

    28 November 2021

    Following a thorough review exercise, the Economic Community of West Africa States Commission has validated the second cycle of the Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in West Africa (2021-2030).

  3. Vacancy notice

    Terms of Reference-Recruitment of a consultant for the development of a Child Labour Training Package for Businesses

    24 November 2021

    This assignment aims as a General Objective to produce a training tool to strengthen the capacity of businesses to apply the ILO-IOE guidance tool in their child labour due diligence efforts. The training tool will provide specific examples, practical checklists, concrete case studies and scenarios that will foster a more practical implementation of the ILO-IOE guidelines.

  4. Vacancy notice

    Terms of Reference-Recruitment of a non-profit organization for the implementation of the CRAFT CODE and due diligence processes in the Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector in Nigeria, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire

    05 October 2021

    The focus of this assignment will be on the implementation of interventions aimed at promoting formalization and improved working and living conditions of different actors in the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Nigeria through the Code of Risk mitigation for Artisanal and small-scale miners engaging in Formal Trade (CRAFT Code) and other due diligence processes, with a specific focus on child labour elimination.

  5. Press release

    ILO collaborates with Labour Unions to eliminate child labour in Nigeria.

    17 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office in Nigeria has signed an Implementation Agreement (IA) with the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to further accelerate the elimination of child labour in the country.

  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.