Welcome to NASoW

Nigeria Association of Social Workers – NASoW, is an umbrella professional association for all Social Workers and Social Work Professional Associations in Nigeria. it is a corporate body registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and recorgnised by the Federal Ministry Women Affairs and Social Development, Federal Ministry of Youths Development, Federal Ministry of Health and other state Ministries responsible for Social Work Services in Nigeria. NASoW is the country representative at the International Federation of Social Workers’ Congress.

From inception in 1975 NASoW has been issuing comuniques and policy statements on social issues and various matters of professional concern. In 1982 the association launched its publication, the Nigeria Journal of Social Work. In the same year, the association adopted code of Ethics for Nigerian social workers. The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is the leading government establishment for social work practice in Nigeria.

NASoW is a member of National Steering committee on Strengthening Social Development Workforce in Nigeria. The Committee is under the leadership of UNICEF and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development


NASoW strengtens, Supports and unifies the social work practice, promotes the development of social work standard, advocates for social policies and ensures professionalisation of social work in Nigeria.


NASoW is an organisation that ensures excellence in Social Work Standards, Practice and Education.

Main Objectives of NASoW

To provide forum where professionals and scholars working with government and non-governmental organizations or those who are self-employed and are working in areas directly concerned with the solution of social problems shall come together and device ways and means of promoting the quality of the services they provide.

NASoW Core Value

1 Competence
2 Dignity and Worth of Person
3 Importance of Human Relationships
4 Integrity
5 Service
6 Social Justice