By Appolos Christian
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, said it has boosted the effort of the Federal Government at eliminating all forms of Child Labour in Nigeria as it took the campaign on National Reporting Template on Child Labour to the South-South geo-political zone.
According to a statement signed and recently made available to The Authority, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Bolaji Adebiyi, while declaring open a two-day capacity building workshop on the National Reporting Template on Child Labour for stakeholders in Port-Harcourt, the said that Child Labour poses a great threat to global peace.
According to him, a�?As you are aware, child labour presents a serious challenge at global and national levels and requires concerted efforts by all stakeholders to overcome. That is why the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment over the years worked assiduously in collaboration with Developmental Partners and other Stakeholders to develop robust National Policies on Child Labour with a view to combat the menace.a�?
Represented by his Technical Adviser, Mr. Emmanuel Igbinosun, the Perm Sec, emphasized that until recent times there was no National Reporting Template for proper monitoring, evaluation and data collection on child labour in Nigeria. a�?Today we are at the threshold of history as I present to you a National Reporting Template on Child Labour in Nigeria as validated by all stakeholders.a�? He stressed.
Furthermore, he said, the template will not only facilitate the generation of data but will also serve as a valuation mechanism to facilitate the identification of gaps in the implementation of multi-sectorial strategies and processes as well as provide the basis for proactive and remedial actions aimed at reducing or eliminating child labour.