‘15 million Nigerian children are child labourers' (Page 2)

Date: 28-06-2011 8:54 am (10 years ago) | Author: Peter Izu
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- Innoutt at 28-06-2011 02:45 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Adikpe on 28-06-2011 11:52 AM
This one is which person's fault? The Government or the parents?

I don't think government should be blamed for this any longer, public primary and secondary schools are now affordable. In Kaduna State for example, government secondary schools costs just between N440 and N480 per term for junior and senior classes respectively. It's not beyond anybody's power, so government not should be blamed for this. Even if the public schools are not that standard, they are good enough to keep these children going in learning something useful to them and the society at at large.

You are dam right though. Govt is not completely free from this cos if govt had done their part well, there should be such law against children at certain age in bizness without certain certificate 1rst. You can agree with me cos children of oil nation worth it and Nigeria is done.
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- Innoutt at 28-06-2011 02:47 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Enviberry on 28-06-2011 11:59 AM
can u upload the website plz, am writing an essay base on childhood in NIGERIA.


could you contact me pls cos i will like to contribute.........?
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- sammy999 at 28-06-2011 02:49 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: maryclaret on 28-06-2011 02:12 PM
The government has its blame and so do the parents. This can go back to a previous forum where the UN was talking about reducing the amount of children one has. A couple will go and have up to five children when they know damn well that they have no means to take care of them. But no, they can;t leave the child to starve so they send them off to go and sell peanuts, banana, bread, etc...to help bring in money. Cut your cloth according to your size. Children are blessings yes, but it doesn't mean you bring them into the worlld to suffer.

yeah you are very right, but what do you expect when husband and wife are jobless sitting at home all day? things will be happening inside the bedroom constantly and the vicious circle of poverty continues. besides that saying "cut your cloth according to your size" is no longer applicable in nigeria, i its now "cut your cloth according to the material you have"  
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- ikpotokin at 28-06-2011 02:49 PM (10 years ago)
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How do you know the actual numbers as Nigeria is a very big country?
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- ikpotokin at 28-06-2011 02:51 PM (10 years ago)
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How do you know the numbers, did u counted them?
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- Innoutt at 28-06-2011 02:53 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: thowbee on 28-06-2011 02:17 PM
15 million Nigerian children??...........................mehn............

horrible!!! ........nice pix....ar u a model?
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- Jeonleon at 28-06-2011 02:53 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: maryclaret on 28-06-2011 02:12 PM
The government has its blame and so do the parents. This can go back to a previous forum where the UN was talking about reducing the amount of children one has. A couple will go and have up to five children when they know damn well that they have no means to take care of them. But no, they can;t leave the child to starve so they send them off to go and sell peanuts, banana, bread, etc...to help bring in money. Cut your cloth according to your size. Children are blessings yes, but it doesn't mean you bring them into the worlld to suffer.

Very reasonable points.........I agree.
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- thowbee at 28-06-2011 02:56 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Innoutt on 28-06-2011 02:53 PM
Quote from: thowbee on 28-06-2011 02:17 PM
15 million Nigerian children??...........................mehn............

horrible!!! ........nice pix....ar u a model?

thanks....no am not a model.....am jus a crazy person...
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- Jeonleon at 28-06-2011 02:57 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Innoutt on 28-06-2011 02:53 PM
Quote from: thowbee on 28-06-2011 02:17 PM
15 million Nigerian children??...........................mehn............

horrible!!! ........nice pix....ar u a model?

I thot she was 2u...
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- thowbee at 28-06-2011 03:00 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Jeonleon on 28-06-2011 02:57 PM
Quote from: Innoutt on 28-06-2011 02:53 PM
Quote from: thowbee on 28-06-2011 02:17 PM
15 million Nigerian children??...........................mehn............

horrible!!! ........nice pix....ar u a model?

I thot she was 2u...

nope...hw u doin?...
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- sammy999 at 28-06-2011 03:01 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ikpotokin on 28-06-2011 02:51 PM
How do you know the numbers, did u counted them?

your english sulks! why dont you just keep quite if you dont know anything? the figure is not accurate but is just an approximation or an estimate put out by experts in population studies and in a country of about 150 million people everyone will agree with me that that figure is plausible
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- Lilliansteve at 28-06-2011 03:06 PM (10 years ago)
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NA POVERTY CAUSE AM,MAY GOD HELP US.
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- desomd at 28-06-2011 03:38 PM (10 years ago)
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god help us.when rich man children sch abroad.
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- mary123 at 28-06-2011 04:05 PM (10 years ago)
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goverment please do something about this state of life in nigeria Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
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- chakamaroon at 28-06-2011 04:10 PM (10 years ago)
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I tire for naija wahala b/4
but now God don dey look our
side small small.all these yawa dem go
soon dey over.make all of we helep me
join our churcheous bros 'n' sis them dey
hala prayers go jam baba GOD 4 heaveness
above.all shall soon be well..meanwhile..
     make I go join my prayer group 4 we prayer meeting oo jare.
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- ngeri1 at 28-06-2011 04:15 PM (10 years ago)
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I mean I guess there should be literature and research dedicated to the subject but I'd honestly considered that common knowledge. To say that poverty is responsible is redundant because when I read that..all I thought was DUH. So much of what I hear I automatically assume is common thought but guess I tend to be ahead of the curve on most things. I guess people need things to write about at times.

Quote from: frayobkk on 28-06-2011 08:54 AM
With some 15 million children working in Nigeria, often in dangerous jobs, the International Trade Union Confederation has decried the alarming level of child labour in the country and anti-trade union violence in a report to the World Trade Organisation.

The Brussels-based International Trade Union Confederation, represents some 175 million workers in 151 countries, including Nigeria. In the report submitted to the 153-member World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, the group said that "Some 15 million children are at work, many in dangerous jobs."

Analysing the effect on the Trade Unions, the reports say that the children "frequently experience violent attacks and there is little protection from anti-union discrimination." The ILO study also revealed a regular breach of the rules and widespread discrimination against women and minority groups in the country's labour market.

According to the report, "In rural areas, children can be found performing hazardous work in mines, fisheries and agriculture, particularly tobacco and cassava, dealing with pesticides and dangerous tools. In urban settings, children are most often street vendors, scavengers and beggars. It is estimated that most children in rural areas and many children in urban areas have experienced work accidents and injuries. Girls mainly work as domestic servants and many have been forced into commercial segxwal exploitation in houses, port cities and refugee camps."

The group, however, states the minimum age for employment in Nigeria as 12 years of age, and that the 23 states in Nigeria that have ratified the Federal Child Rights Act have effectively raised this limit to 14 years of age, but advised that, "the national minimum age for employment should be consistent with the ILO Convention 138 and should not be below the age for finishing compulsory schooling, which is 15 years of age," in order to reduce the child labour trend.

The Labour Act establishes an exception to the minimum age, which permits children of any age to perform light work alongside a family member in agriculture or home-based activity. Children younger than 15 years can only be employed in home-based agricultural or domestic work, but not in commerce and industrial work, and they are not allowed to work more than eight hours per day.

Poverty is responsible

Citing reasons for the high rate of child labour, the group states that, "Parents cannot always afford the education of their children, and children often work in order to pay their fees, or do not attend school at all and work instead to pay for their siblings' education or the household's budget. Many rural children are sent to the cities in order to study in Koranic schools; however, it is reported that many children, called ‘almajiri', end up in beggary and child labour in order to pay their teachers, or are not provided with shelter and food by their schools and are eventually homeless."

Nigeria, with a population of some 155 million and extensive oil resources, has ratified all eight of the core International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions protecting workers' rights including freedom of unions to organise and ending child labour.

In his statement with the report, detailing attacks on workers and union offices, ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow said, "Nigeria has failed to live up to this. Many Nigerian workers live in fear of employer and police violence.

"This failure not only hurts Nigerians, it also undermines efforts by other governments to uphold decent employments standards in the globalised economy," Mr Burrow declared

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- Innoutt at 28-06-2011 04:17 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: thowbee on 28-06-2011 02:56 PM
Quote from: Innoutt on 28-06-2011 02:53 PM
Quote from: thowbee on 28-06-2011 02:17 PM
15 million Nigerian children??...........................mehn............

horrible!!! ........nice pix....ar u a model?

thanks....no am not a model.....am jus a crazy person...

Crazy people are in high demand now to see if this madness could be addressed.....guess you are highly welcome if you care enough.
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- DHash at 28-06-2011 04:21 PM (10 years ago)
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Still reading
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- Emibaby at 28-06-2011 04:45 PM (10 years ago)
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Parent suppose to be the one to train their children not the children cathering for the parent, what is this world taken us into?
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- Innoutt at 28-06-2011 04:54 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Emibaby on 28-06-2011 04:45 PM
Parent suppose to be the one to train their children not the children cathering for the parent, what is this world taken us into?

Some know but family devastation is high in Nigeria. Helpless parents are higher in number than stable once........more in the city.
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