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NLC calls for more economic equality to address Child Labour



The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has called for policies that would bridge the economic inequality gap to address the increasing rate of child labour across the globe.

Mr Joe Ajaero, NLC President, said this on Wednesday while addressing Journalists at the ongoing 111th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland.


Ajaero was reacting to the address delivered by the Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr Gilbert Houngbo as the organisation marked Child Labour Day on June 12.

Ajaero said that the issue of Child labour was a global phenomenon that was not peculiar to Nigeria alone.


According to him, it is the degree and the dimension that vary from country to country, from state to state and from time to time.

“So, I think whether it is this issue of child labour, we have made our own intervention trying to link it up or situate it with poverty, especially poverty of the parents.


“We were clear on that. You know, the more the parents are poor, the more they will turn the children into breadwinners in families.


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