ThisDAY Honours Exceptional Retired Teachers0
Nigeria’s Thisday newspaper has recognised some prominent retired teachers and administrators for their past services to Nigeria.
At an award ceremony in Abeokuta, Ogun state, attended by the former US President Bill Clinton, the honored teachers were also presented with a N2m cheque each.
Some of the awardees are the former teacher of the state governor, Chief Dotun Oyewole, a Caribbean Catholic father who said he has been in the country since 1961, Revd.Ft. Angus Fraser,Chief Reuben Majekodunmi, Mrs Dorothy Ugwu, Hadiza Thani Muhammed, Mr Yakub Dimka, Mrs Christie Ade- Ajayi, Hameed Bawa Faskari, Mrs Victoria Jolayemi, Chief D.B.E Ossai and four dons from Nigerian Universities. They are Professor Iya Abubakar,Prof.Michael Obadan, Prof.Frank Ugiomoh and Prof.Eunice Nkiruka Uzodike.
Nduka Obaigbena, publisher of the newspaper said his organisation will not relent in celebrating excellence in the country, a reason it decided to honor teachers.
Teachers are the moulders of the future leaders. They have played a vital roles in the emergence of all of us here and gone are the days when people will be saying the teachers rewards is in heaven. We need to celebrate them and let them appreciate the job more by ensuring that their rewards are being given to them right here on earth
He disclosed that 750 nominees were collected and a joint panel headed by the the former Vice President of the World Bank, Oby Ezekwesili and the Vice Presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN during the last Presidential election, Mr Fola Adeola screened them.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun thanked ThisDay for bringing the programme to the state which it described as the gateway to education and industries in the country.
Amosun posited that the state will harp on the opportunity to promote the two key sectors, education and agriculture, which according to him, are the focus of the state.
Both Governor Amosun and Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan were also honoured for supporting education in their states.
Source: PM News