Public Opinion is Clear: Urgent Legislation Required to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation! Read the story


The Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-partisan and non-religious organisation committed to the enforcement of women’s and children’s rights and the attainment of equality, development and peace. WOCON focuses on combating the trafficking of women and children, particularly through advocacy, research and direct action programmes on child trafficking.

Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON)

Contact: Ms. Henrietta Morenike Omaiboje
Phone: +234 80 33347896
Address: 2nd Floor, 13 Okesuna Street, P.O. Box 5462, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria


Reportedly, the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has uprooted more than 1.3 million of children since April 2014. Child prisoners are subjected to sexual exploitation, abuse, forced marriages and recruitment by armed groups.

Nigeria is a source, transit, and destination country for children trafficked for labour and sexual purposes. Nigerian girls are subjected to sex trafficking throughout Europe. Children are also transported to North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, where they are held captive in the commercial sex industry or forced labour.

In May 2015, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria passed the Cybercrime Prohibition and Prevention Act 2015 into law. It specifically criminalises child pornography and related offences.


ECPAT International
Nigeria – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014


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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Neither active nor passive extraterritoriality is recognised for SEC related offences under the Criminal Code Act.

Under Section 20 of the Extradition Act, SEC related offences can be considered extraditable if punished in both the requesting State and Nigeria with at least two years of imprisonment (this includes all SEC related offences in the Criminal Code Act). Double criminality is required. These extradition rules only apply to Commonwealth countries or countries that have an extradition treaty or agreement with Nigeria. Regional extradition agreements, (the ECOWAS Extradition Treaty (article 3) and the Extradition Treaty among Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo (Article 2). establish a minimum gravity of two years of imprisonment for offences to be extraditable and require double criminality.

Criminal Code Act of Nigeria, Extradition Act, ECOWAS Extradition Treaty, Extradition Treaty among Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo (p. 192), 1990 (status as of 2019), 2004 (status as of 2018),1994, 1984

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