By Adeola Badru
IBADAN—THE Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASoW), the umbrella body of all social workers across the country has provided panacea to insecurity, killing, kidnapping, insurgency and other social vices in the country.
The association, in a statement signed by its National President, Comrade Kolawole Olawale and National General Secretary, Comrade Jamilu Musa, stated that the best way to end insecurity in the country is for the Federal Government to device mechanism for efficient surveillance, crime education, patrolling and intelligence gathering.
The body, which comprises Medical Social Workers, Social Work Educators, Psychiatric Social Workers, School Social Workers and all other practising social workers, both in government and private sectors, said there was the need to respond to the array of social problems militating against the survival of Nigeria, adding that its main concerns were the promotion and protection of individual’s right, welfare of all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, race, zone, religious or political affiliation.
The association frowned at incessant and barbaric killing of people in Nigeria, noting that Nigerian social workers deemed it fit and are seriously concerned about the current incessant killings, insecurity of lives and property and victimisation of individuals in Nigeria.
The body, while sympathising with affected persons and communities over the incident however, called for immediate arrest of the situation as well as improve quality and quantity of security across the country with a view to preventing a reoccurrence.
NASoW, in the statement said: “The Association deemed it fit and feel seriously concerned in responding to the current incessant killings, insecurity of lives and property and victimisation of individuals across Nigeria.
“The Association viewed the act as abnormal, barbaric and deeply frowned at and condemned this inhuman and irrational behaviour. It is really sad and most unfortunate especially at this time when government has fully concentrated its attention towards restoration of peace and normalcy in the North- East and South-South geo-political zones of the country.”
NASoW called for an objective investigation of the situation in order to get to the root causes and perpetrators of the act should be brought to book.
“Government and all stakeholders should focus on the establishment of an effective community-based policing with necessary support and enabling environment.”