Put end to modern day slavery in Nigeria, ASSBIFIE tells Wogu

Author: Sylvester Enoghase, Daily Independent [Nigeria], Published on: 13 July 2011

“It is sad that in Nigeria, the Lebanese, Chinese locks in their factories hundreds of thousands youths, mailing between 12 to 18 years of age between 6am and 7pm and at the end of the month, pays out N8,000 as salary”, [said the President of the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions in Nigeria, Sunday Salako]...According to Salako, the massive legal loopholes and poor enforcement mean of the labour inspectors in Nigeria made millions of kids...work instead of [going to] at school, damaging the Nigeria’s social fabric and economic prospects...[T]he International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has denounced the alarming level of child labour in Nigeria and anti-trade union violence in a report to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) report that disclosed that some 15 million children are at work, many in dangerous jobs.

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