Social Workers

The Nigerian Association of  Social Workers (NASoW) has stated that the National Assembly’s failure to pass the Social Work (Establishment) Bill has contributed to the country’s unexpected increase in homicides, human rights violations, and poverty.

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Allowing the bill to lapse had prevented social workers from fighting effectively to safeguard Nigerians, resulting in social injustices such as homicides, kidnappings, poverty, gender inequality, economic deprivation, and other social maladies, according to the NASoW.

The group made these remarks at a news conference in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, yesterday to commemorate the 2022 World Social Work Day, which has the theme “Co-Building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind.”

The bill was presented in February 2022, according to the NASoW National President, Alhaji  Moshood Mustapha, to legalize the operations of social workers in the country, whose cardinal objectives are to prevent social injustices and promote human rights, particularly those relating to the standard of living of the Nigerian populace.

“Social workers are to promote a nation’s social, political, and economic prosperity,” he stated.

We must fight for citizens’ rights to social, economic, legal, and physical well-being so that we can all reap the benefits of democracy.

“To strengthen us in our ability to fight for our residents, we submitted the Social Work (Establishment) Bill to ensure that social workers are firmly committed and achieve these.”

We need a bill of operationalization to allow us to call a spade a spade when things are done incorrectly.

To attain these goals, we need to be controlled and legally empowered.

More than 25 states had domesticated the Gender-Based Violence statute as a result of our work. We’ve also pushed to get child-rights legislation into the United States.

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Over 26 states have domesticated it, and over 18 are using it to preserve our children’s rights and to stand up for widows.

“I am pleading with the Senate to pass legislation encouraging social workers and new entrants into the profession, as is done in advanced countries.”

Mustapha went on to claim that the ‘co building’ concept was born out of a desire to establish a better order for social progress and that hosting the global event in Ekiti State was designed to honor Governor Kayode Fayemi and his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, for their efforts to the cause.

Mr. Temitope Adewusi, the state NaSoW Chairman, further stated that the organization bestowed an award on the First Lady, Mrs. Fayemi, for spearheading a series of initiatives aimed at ensuring women’s empowerment, gender equality, and rights protection in the state.


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