VIDEO: Inside story of Abuja’s underaged menial workers

UNICEF data shows that Abuja has over 241,000 out-of-school children but government officials blame parents, child-trafficking cartel for the menace.

A group of school-age children stood by their wheelbarrows as they awaited the arrival of the next vehicle to Giri Park, one of the busiest commuter service points in Abuja. Once it arrived, the children rushed at the passengers, seeking who to help with luggage for a fee. It is what these child-porters do every day, many of them having forsaken school.

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