May 4, 2023

Hawking, Loitering: Imo govt begins crackdown on child labour

Child Labour

The Imo state government has begun the crackdown on child Labour through hawking and loitering.

The policy was initiated to lessen the danger posed by minors lingering in the state.

The Uzodimma administration is geared towards taking a harder stance on child Labour which will include taking into custody and prosecuting of parents and guardians of children engaged in a breach of child rights through child Labour of hawking and loitering.

A report from the Hope New Media claimed “The first lady of Imo state offered assistance through the commissioner for women affairs and vulnerable groups Lady Nkechinyere Ugwu to those who were removed the streets and to ensure that the children are in school and not the avenue for economic exploitation”