The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abbass has felicitated Nigerian teachers on the occasion of the 2023 World Teachers’ Day.
Abbas’s spokesperson Mr Musa Krishi, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, quoted his principal as hailing the teachers for playing critical roles in the mental and behavioural development of their pupils and students.
Abbas said teachers, or lecturers not only educate but also serve as guardians and mentors to their students at all levels.
The Speaker assured of the readiness of the 10th House of Representatives under his leadership, to assist President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to develop the education sector in the country.
He promised to ensure better welfare for Nigerian teachers.
Abbas urged teachers to continue to instill discipline and moral standards in their students, to serve as an antidote to crimes and other vices in society.
“This is one reason why all hands must be on deck to ensure that standards in the sector do not fall, to ensure that graduates have the academic and moral qualifications to become leaders of tomorrow,” he said.