Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said on Monday the Senate would work with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to eliminate all forms of child labour in the country.

Saraki stated this in Abuja when the country Director of the ILO, Dennis Zulu, visited him as part of activities marking the World Day Against Child Labour.

He reassured the ILO director that the “Senate assigns particular importance to the fight against child labor.”

In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, Saraki commended the United Nations for its fight against child labour saying “we must all do more to eliminate the use of children for forced labour.”

He noted that the lack of advocacy limited greater understanding on the issue.

The Senate president said he hosted a Children’s Day roundtable discussion with States Houses of Assembly on the Child’s Rights Act of 2003 to “raise awareness about our obligation to defend the rights of children.”


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