Child Labour: NAPTIP warns negligent parents

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FILE PHOTO: Child labour

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says negligence and greed of parents which expose children to child labour will no longer be tolerated by the agency.

The Director-General of NAPTIP, Mrs Julie Oka-Donli, gave the warning on Monday to commemorate 2017 World Day Against Child Labour, in Abuja.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) inaugurated the World Day against child labour in 2002, which has become an annual event to raise global awareness on the plight of children that are victims of child labour.

Okah-Donli explained that children were gifts from God, and parents were under obligation to take care of them until they were of age.

She, however, expressed regrets that many parents were feeding fat on the sweat of their children by making them breadwinners at a very tender age.

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