‘Teachers can make Nigeria powerful again’

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, says teachers have the capacity to make Nigeria a powerful and well educated country, in spite of current challenges. Adebule, who is also the Commissioner for Education, made the remark while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day, Vanguard reports.

United Nations in 1994 proclaimed Oct. 5 as World Teachers’ Day to celebrate the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels.

She said that teachers play vital role in nation building, as they help nurture desirable, useful and purposeful children to take up leadership positions in the country.

“The children are the future and the teachers are the ones who are getting them ready for their tasks as leaders of tomorrow with wisdom, exposure and resources.

“I commend all our teachers for their steadfastness, commitment, and dedication towards moulding the future of our children.

“It is by their support that we have been able to grow and develop the education sector of the state. We indeed appreciate your efforts and support to this administration.’’

Adebule urged the teachers to continue to put in their best and recognise that their role in ensuring the future of Nigerian children and the country was secured.

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