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Perspective on child labor in Nigeria

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By Dawn

International discussions needed to raise awareness on child labor policy.

Child labor is a complex and pervasive issue that exists in nearly every country in the world. Though it manifests in many different ways, child labor is universally condemned as a Human Rights violation. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which has been ratified by nearly every country in the world, states that “the child shall be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s Education, or to be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.”

Despite this, child labor is still a common occurrence in many parts of the world. Children are often forced to work in dangerous and harmful conditions, and they often miss out on their education. The use of child labor can involve a variety of activities, such as working in factories, Agriculture, and domestic service. Many children are also involved in the sex Trade.

Families in Nigeria rely on the income generated by their children.

Developing countries have a higher population of child labor than developed countries. This is due to a number of factors, including Poverty and a lack of education and opportunities for children. Child labor is often the only means of survival for families in these countries, and it is often used to supplement the family income.

Nigerian vendors are commonly run by child labor. This is because child labor is often the cheapest form of labor available. Children are also often more compliant and easier to control than adults. In addition, many families in Nigeria rely on the income generated by their children working in the market in order to survive.

The different perspectives are important to discuss.

Statista reports that 31 percent of children in Nigeria were involved in child labor, this means that over a third of children in Nigeria are working. The main types of child labor in Nigeria include agriculture, fishing, domestic work, and street vending. While child labor is a global issue, it is particularly pressing in Nigeria due to the country’s high child population and widespread poverty. The Nigerian government has taken steps to address the problem, such as enacting the Child Rights Act of 2003, but more needs to be done to protect these vulnerable children.

There are a variety of perspectives on child labor that need to be discussed. Some people believe that child labor is a necessary evil, while others believe that it should be abolished entirely. Some people think that child labor should only be allowed in certain circumstances, while others think that any form of child labor is unacceptable. There are a variety of reasons why people have these different perspectives on child labor. Some people may think that child labor is necessary in order for children to learn important skills and to help their families survive. Others may think that child labor is inherently wrong and that it should be abolished for moral reasons. These different perspectives are important to discuss because they can help us to understand the complex issue of child labor.

The child is a vulnerable and impressionable member of society.

It’s possible that most people are inherently concerned with the Mental Health status of the child, and not as concerned about the actions they are performing, unless these actions are dangerous and/or illegal. This is because the child is a vulnerable and impressionable member of society, and their mental health is an important indicator of their future well being. In addition, many people may believe that it is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to ensure the child’s mental health, rather than the responsibility of the child themselves. This is especially true if the child is too young to understand or communicate their mental health status.


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