By Rasaq Adebayo
The Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASoW) the umbrella professional body of all Social Workers in Nigeria, has concluded plans to hold its 37 National Conference/ Annual General Meeting.
The events according to the acting General Secretary of the association, Oluwatoni Adeleke will hold between 15th and 19th November 2021.
Our correspondent gathered that NASoW is a member of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).
Adeleke in a statement made available to journalists noted that the International Conference/AGM will be hosted by Lagos State Chapter (Eko 2021) with the theme: “Ubuntu – I am because we are: Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness”.
The conference which will be both physical and virtual will feature paper presentations by Dr. Noel Muridzo (President IFSW, Africa ), Dr. David Jones (Member of Council Commonwealth Organization for Social Work), Mr. Oluseyi Oyebisi (Exec.Dir.Nigeria Network of NGOs) and Ms Titi Tade (Director Medical Social Work Department, Lagos University Teaching Hospital).
Others are Professor Chinwe Nwanna (HoD Social Work Department, University of Lagos), while technical sessions would be coordinated by Professor Fatai Badru (Immediate Past HoD, Social Work Department University of Lagos).
Adeleke, while speaking further, noted that the National Conference/AGM is an avenue for social workers across the country to come together and brainstorm on the future of the profession.
“On behalf of our National President, Alhaji Mashood Mustapha, members of National Executive and entire social workers across the country, I wish to announce that we are set to hold NASoW 37th National conference/ AGM.
“The conference will hold between Monday 15th and Friday 19th November in Lagos.
“It is an avenue for social workers to come together to brainstorm on the future of our noble profession.
“All arrangements have been put in place to comply with all Covid-19 protocols.
“We wish all participants save trip as they come to attend the memorable conference.”