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50.5% of Nigerian Children Engage in Economic Activities—NBS

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By Adedapo Adesanya Data has shown that 50.5 per cent of Nigerian children, aged between 5 and 17, are engaged in some form of economic activities. This was disclosed by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its report titled Nigeria Child Labour and Forced Labour Survey 2022 released on Thursday. Child Labour, according to the bureau, refers to work for which children are either too young or that may be physically or psychologically injurious to their health and well-being. “50.5 per cent ( 31,756.302) of all children aged 5 – 17 years old in Nigeria are engaged in economic