The Ogun Central Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, said teachers remained invaluable cornerstone for national rebirth and development of any nation
Penpushing reports that, Salisu made this known in a statement while congratulating teachers as they celebrate the 2022 World Teachers’ Day, and stressed the importance of teachers as purveyors of knowledge, moulders of character and the barometer for overall societal development.
“The Nation owes a debt of gratitude to teachers for the heroic roles they have always played in all spheres of our national life. They are permanently on duty for the welfare, wellness, and wellbeing of the nation’, he said.
‘No nation can hope to develop beyond the level of its teachers, especially in the knowledge era. Therefore, all stakeholders should reciprocate their sacrifice and toils by ensuring not only commensurate material compensation for their efforts, but also accord them the dignity and honour that they deserve”, he added.
Penpushing further reports that, as an individual, he recalls with nostalgia and deep appreciation the roles of his teachers in shaping his life, emphasising that he owes his achievements to the benevolence of Almighty God, the disciplined and caring parenting, and the efforts of the generation of teachers he passed through their tutelage.
The former Chief of Staff in Ogun State stated that his active participation in all the Alumni associations of his Alma Maters has been largely inspired by the need to work with others to recognise, appreciate, and honour his teachers.
Penpushing also reports that, Salisu noted that, this he has achieved through a number of interventions, adding that he is proud to be associated with the many achievements of Prince Dapo Abiodun administration in enhancing the welfare of the teachers in the State.
“When I am elected as a Senator, by the grace of God, I will use my position to further my commitment to the improvement of the welfare of the teachers in the country and restore the glorious days when teachers occupied a prime position in the society”, he pledged.
Penpushing further reports that, he enjoined the teachers that whilst much still need to be done for the teaching profession and teachers, they need to continue to demonstrate commitment to nation building by ensuring that the right people with competence, character and commitment to public good are put in positions at various levels of government through the forthcoming elections.
The former Chief of Staff, who is now eyeing the Ogun Central Senatorial District of Ogun State ahead of the 2023 general elections, emphaised that the Nigeria of our dreams cannot be achieved without the teachers and their moderating roles.
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