In a recent address, a high-ranking official from the Delta State government emphasized the importance of transparent and open communication between social workers and the public in Sapele. The official expressed concern over the increasing trend of social workers covering their faces while engaging with the community, urging them to reconsider this practice.
The official underscored the significance of establishing trust and building rapport with the individuals they serve. By concealing their identities, social workers inadvertently create a sense of unease and suspicion among community members, hindering the effectiveness of their vital work. The government official emphasized the need for a human connection and the establishment of a positive rapport between social workers and the community they serve.
Furthermore, the official highlighted the inherent risks associated with face-covering in this context. By obscuring their faces, social workers may inadvertently compromise their safety by making it difficult for individuals to identify them as legitimate representatives of the government. This can lead to instances of mistaken identity or potential harm to both the social workers and the public.
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