Paschal Emeka, Abuja
The House of Representative has on Wednesday 5th October 2022 during plenary commended Nigerian teachers and teachers all over the world for their sacrifices and impacting generations positively.
Recall that October 5th 2022 was set aside to celebrate World teachers’ day in recognition of the contributions of teachers in the society.
The House sequel to a motion by Hon. Musa Bagos, at plenary, on the Need for the House to recognize Teachers, acknowledged the important role teachers play in the task of nation building.
According to Hon Bagos, it appropriate to honour teachers because most of the lawmakers became who they are today as a result of the sacrifices of teachers.
“Knowing that this is a very important day in the life of Teachers worldwide, it will be an honour for the House to recognize teachers, it will be an honour to give honour to teachers in Nigeria and at the same time to give them a standing ovation recognizing their sacrifices to building the nation,“ Bagos said.
He noted that the labour of heroes past and the labour of leaders present must not be in vain.
While supporting the motion, the Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elemelu, said that “Rising from the fact that whatever we are today was as a result of our tutoring from school and giving that today is Teachers Day, it was important to celebrate teachers.“
The speaker, while asking for contributions to the motion, asked members who their favorite teachers was.
Hon. Benjamin Kalu, Hon. Aisha Dukku, Hon. Aniekan Umama and other lawmakers remembered with nostalgia the teachers that molded their personalities.
They called for the appreciation of teachers and urged the federal government to improve the wellbeing of teachers in Nigeria.
The Deputy Speaker in his submission, said that the House has done a lot for teachers.
He said that the parliament amended the provision for the retirement age of teachers as well as the ongoing engagement to address the ASUU strike.
The Speaker while ruling on the matter, said that the contributions of teachers to societal development can never ever be quantified.
He called for a standing ovation and a round of applause for teachers and a minute of silence for teachers that passed on.
The members chanted, “Thank you,” in unison to teachers.