Child Labor Still Widespread in Nigeria, Despite Legislative Efforts

January 13, 2020 03:04 PM
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In 2003, then-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo signed the Child Right Act into law in 2003, to preserve the rights of children and protect them from exploitative labor. But 17 years later, millions of Nigerian children still take on physically challenging work to earn money to survive or to support their families. Ifiok Ettang reports from Jos, Nigeria.