Practice in Nigeria
The need to grant the chartered status is justifiable socially, economically and politically. Economically, the Nigerian economy needs positive re-direction for enhanced social development. Multi-disciplinary social work practice offers a home grown initiative directed at paradigm shift to social welfare administration mindset. While building up capacity in human resources that will make optimum utilization of the resources possible and which will also impact on the overall standard of living of Nigerian people. The high level of social vices and the increasing degree of mortality could be traced to the absence of an effective, well-articulated and regulated social work practice in the country. The increasing rate of mortality has a negative impact on the socio-economic life of Nigeria.
Socially, it would impact on the professional specialization which provides the much needed specialist input and touch into social work practice for improved service delivery and enhanced human dignity. Being a new door of professionalism it would provide employment for teaming Nigerians. Gainful employment is a means reducing social pressure. Job security would also be guaranteed as corporate mortality would be reduced.
Politically, Nigeria needs a lot to improve and booster her international confidence and credibility as a nation capable of managing resources and fighting social vices and societal problems. A sound social work system as a national policy would support the national quest for international acceptance. This would encourage human capital development in the country.