Stop using underage children as house helps, police warn

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Muhammed Shaeed

The attention of Nigerians has been called by Musa Garba, the commissioner of police in Kaduna, to stop recruiting underage children as house helps.

The commissioner made this known on Friday at a two-day orientation workshop organized by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in Kaduna.

He said, “If we want to protect the rights of children, we should start from our homes,” he said.

“We cannot be here talking about protecting the rights of children and then in our homes, we have underage children working for us.

“It is wrong to give birth to many children and send them to the streets to fend for themselves.

“You will see some children below the age of puberty taken to well-to-do families to work for them.

“I am calling on everybody to stop recruiting underage children as house helps.”

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