Child labour rampant in Nigerian mines

Poverty of thousands of children exploited by mine owners and gold dealers, despite ban on child labour.

    More than ten years after Nigeria passed a law banning child labour the International Labour Organisation says there are still fifteen million children working in the country.

    The plight of children working in Nigeria's mines is especially harsh but for many the paycheck is worth the pain.  

    Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris went to meet some of them.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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