The Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASoW) Wednesday urged President Bola Tinubu to appoint a qualified social worker as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
In a congratulatory message by its national president, Alhaji Mashood Mustapha, addressed to Asiwaju Tinubu on his swearing in as the president of Nigeria, NASoW stated that such move will be in the interest of the country.
He added that this became necessary considering the fact the ministry has core mandate to promote social work and quality social services delivery in the country.
“We are using this medium to congratulate our new president, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his emergence as the president of Federal Republic of Nigeria. We appeal to the new president to appoint a social worker as the minster for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,” he said.
Alhaji Mustapha added, “This is our ministry. It is the main ministry for social workers. We advise the president to put a round peg in a round hole for the betterment of the country as someone who has the required knowledge and skills in humanitarian work, disaster management and social development.”
Alhaji Mustapha said appointment of a social worker who has the required knowledge and skills to paddle the affairs of the ministry will go a long way to promote the humanitarian agenda of the new administration.”