All children everywhere in the world do some form of work. The type of work they do vary from society to society. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) standards, as quoted by Brew and Ekuban (1991), childlabour is the engagement of children under fifteen years in income-generatingactivities other than the usual light domestic and agriculture work within thehousehold of their parents, where the work performed by the child is consideredexcessive, exploitative, abusive, hazardous, harmful and detrimental to thedevelopment of the child and hinders proper preparation for adult roles andresponsibilities.Children are society¶s most precious asset, and they come into the world solelydependent on others for the provision of all their basic needs until adulthood.Parents therefore welcome the birth of a child with pride and great expectations.Children deserve the right to grow and develop, and the right to be able to trustthose to whom they look for care and nurturing without fear or harm. Childrenhave therefore been the priority of international and most legal policies thus, theUnited Nations General Assembly declared 1979 as the International Year of theChild. The Organization of African Unity (OAU) now African Union (AU)declared 1988 as the year of the Survival and Development of the Child; andUnited Nations International Children Educational Fund (UNICED) also has a programme for the child survival and development.