Raymond Adeniyi Akinlotan


This research examines the phenomenon of child trafficking in Nigeria and reasons for victims’ vulnerability.  It discussed the motivations for child trafficking and identified poverty as a major cause for victim’s vulnerability. The research draws on information from primary sources (questionnaire). This study identifies the major causes of child trafficking: high level of illiteracy, unemployment and poor standard of living were identified. Questionnaire was administered to collect relevant data which were analysed, using percentage and chi-square. It was discovered that poor family background, poverty, large family size, rapid urbanization among others are the major factors why many Nigerian children are vulnerable to trafficking. Having identified the causes, recommendations were made to help in solving the problem such as Broad production, Preventive actions and Law enforcement.


Child trafficking, Social Problem, Causes, Solutions, Nigerian Society.

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