Sunday, April 14, 2024

Nigerian female social worker emerges IFSW Regional President


A Nigerian, Ms. Toni Adeleke has emerged as President of Worldwide Federation of Social Employees (IFSW) Africa Area.

Adeleke, who’s the speedy previous Nationwide Secretary of Nigeria Affiliation of Social Employees (NASoW) was elected on the election held on Tuesday in Panama.

DAILY POST correspondent reviews that that is the primary time a Nigerian Social Employee will emerge because the President of the organisation within the area.

Adeleke who has earlier served because the Vice President of the affiliation succeeded Dr Noel Muridzo from Zimbabwe.

The Nationwide President of NASoW, Alhaji Mashood Mustapha whereas reacting, described Adeleke’s emergence as well timed.

Mustapha made this declaration by way of a press release made out there to journalists by way of the Nationwide Public Relations Officer of the affiliation, Mr. Musliudeen Adebayo on Thursday.

Mustapha added that Adeleke’s emergence is a sign that Social Work occupation has come to remain in Nigeria.

He urged governments in any respect ranges, companies, improvement companions and philanthropists to cooperate with the affiliation in order to cut back social issues within the nation to the barest minimal.

“On behalf of the whole members of NASoW, I want to congratulate the brand new IFSW Africa Area President, Toni Adeleke. She emerged throughout a strongly contested election, the results of which was introduced on Tuesday .

“Toni Adeleke is the speedy previous Nationwide Secretary of NASoW, the umbrella physique of all skilled social staff in Nigeria. She had earlier served as Vice President of IFSW Africa Area.

“NASoW has the boldness that she’s going to ship. The excellent news is that that is the primary time a Nigerian might be in that place because the institution of IFSW Africa Area. There is no such thing as a doubt that social work has come to remain in Nigeria and NASoW has been the engine driving the automobile. Social Work follow in Nigeria has witnessed many great achievements in the previous couple of years since I used to be inaugurated as President in 2018.

“It’s on the file that Nigeria Council for Social Work [Institution) Act was signed throughout my tenure by former President Muhammadu Buhari in December, 2022. Nigeria hosted IFSW Africa Area convention in November final yr and now we’re having a Nigerian, a dedicated member of NASoW as IFSW Africa Area President. This is a sign that the way forward for social work in Nigeria may be very shiny. Now, we’ve over 60 tertiary establishments providing social work at undergraduate and submit graduate ranges.
It is a distinctive transformative change.

“I’m utilizing this medium to enchantment to governments in any respect ranges to interact skilled social staff in all areas the place our providers are wanted”. The period of sq. peg in a spherical gap is over”.

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