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NUT Honours Buhari, Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Makinde, Others In Ibadan As Kebbi Gov. Laments Attack On Schools. (PHOTOS)

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, has conferred different award of recognitions on prominent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves and contributed to the development of the education sector in the country.

Among the award recipients were the president, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammad Buhari, who was recognized for his teachers’ friendly policies since the inception of his administration.

Other award recipients were the senate president, Ahmed Lawan, House Of Reps Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, among others.

…Hon Dapo Lam, receiving the awards on behalf of the Senate President and the Speaker, House of Reps
Chief Of staff to governor Makinde, Segun Ogunwuyi received the award on behalf of the Oyo state governor

The national leadership of the NUT gave the awards at its 58th National Delegate Conference, with the theme “Terrorism and attack on schools: effects on education and Nigeria’s economy” held at the University of Ibadan International Conference Centre, Ibadan.

Minister Of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu in his goodwill message promised the ministry’s commitment to work closely with all Nigerians to provide safe schools where children and teachers are protected from threats and crisis.

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Represented by the coordinating evaluator, quality assurance in the ministry, Ibadan, Mrs Odeleye Abimbola, the minister said Nigeria was making tremendous efforts to ensure the protection of education from attacks with special priority on security of students, teachers and facilities.

He explained that the attack on schools has become a global challenge where virtually all countries have recorded incidences of the effect of such attacks on children’s education.

Mallam Adamu said the administration of president Muhammadu Buhari places much premium on the issues of teachers’ professionalism and welfare.

Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu lamented the state of attack on schools calling for concerted effort to stem the tide.

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Governor Bagudu said teachers must be equipped with necessary instruments that will aide teaching and learning in Nigeria.

In an address, the NUT national president, Mr Audu Amba called on relevant authorities including state governments to implement the 2020 welfare packages approved by President Buhari on the occasion of the 2020 teachers day celebration.

Mr Amba decried shortage of teachers in many schools across the country, the non implementation of 30,000 minimum wage for teachers in some states and poor funding of the education sector.

Also speaking, National President, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr Ayuba Wabba promised to support NUT in all states to ensure that retirement age of 65years and other welfare packages were implemented.

Earlier while welcoming the delegates, the host and Oyo state chairman of the Nigeria Union Of Teachers, Mr Raji Ismail said there was the need for a surge in the budgetary allocations of the education sector in the country.

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Mr Ismail said Oyo state was given the hosting right by the union’s national leadership because of the harmonious relationship existing between the teachers and the state government, commending governor Seyi Makinde for his giant strides.

The national conference which commenced on the 28th of September, 2022 is expected to end on the 30th of September.

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