The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has commended Nigerian teachers for their immense contributions to nation building, assuring them of executive and legislature partnership to improve their well-being.
Kalu who gave the assurance at the plenary on Thursday, in celebration of the 2023 World Teacher’s Day, noted that without education, no development can take place.
Recognising and commending some House members who were teachers before now, Kalu added that education enhances nation building.
The Deputy Speaker who thanked all teachers for their efforts, also prayed that they will reap their rewards here on earth and in heaven.
He said, “We want to appreciate all of you who at one point or the other, presented yourself to pass knowledge. From one generation to the other. Some of you taught in extras moral classes you are also teachers, just like me I taught in extra moral classes. I commend all my colleagues whom were teachers at some point. We commend you for the job you’re doing. When I was growing up I was told that your reward is in heaven.
“I’m praying that you start reaping your rewards here on earth before heaven. And through legislative interventions we are going to partner with the executive to make sure we better the lots of teachers who are trying to make sure that we raise a generation that will help in nation building, because without education, you cannot have a nation built that will be stable, competitive among the comity of nations. We appreciate all your efforts, we do not take it for granted, and through thick and thin you have been raising generals that will make our nation great. We commend you the teachers and happy teachers day.”