The Senate on Wednesday re-visited and passed the Nigeria Council for Social Work Bill.
The bill, titled: “Nigerian Council for Social Work (Establishment) Bill 2017, was first passed in December 2017 by the Senate.
The bill was thereafter transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.
But, Buhari in February 2018, refused to assent the bill due to what he described as lack of clarity over the scope of the profession of Social Work.
The attention of stakeholders, including the Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASoW), the umbrella body of all social workers in Nigeria, the Ministries of Labour, Women Affairs and Social Development, and Office of Attorney General of the Federation, was drawn to this development, and necessary corrections were made.
The bill was later sent to the Senate for consideration after the grey areas had been perfected.
The Senate, while reconsidering the bill on Wednesday, rescinded seven clauses of the bill. The law will recognise the establishment of the Nigerian Council for Social Work.
The bill seeks to establish the council to regulate practice of professional Social Work in Nigeria.