Peter Obi

World Teachers Day: Obi Calls for Improved Teachers’ Welfare

The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has called for improved welfare for teachers and an urgent need to revolutionise the nation’s education sector which can help to reduce the number of out-of-school children.

Obi made this call in a post shared on his X (formerly Twitter) account on Thursday.

According to him, the development of Nigeria could not be achieved without the sacrifices of teachers.

The statement read in part: “I would like to celebrate all the teachers in Nigeria today, as the global community marks World Teachers Day. I celebrate them for their commitment to the task of nation-building. It is often said that the building of great nations begins in the classrooms.

“The foundation of the development of any society is human capital development which can only be achieved through education and the immeasurable contribution of teachers. So, there cannot be any true development in a society without the critical input of the educators who are our teachers.

“The great rigour, hard work, patience, and dedication most teachers in different schools and institutions, especially at the basic level, put into their work to ensure that their students can become the best in learning and character, deserve special acknowledgment and hard work and dedication, have distinguished themselves in many ways, rather than celebrating individuals who contribute to the challenges facing us as a nation.”