The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, on Wednesday described teachers as the most important professionals in any society.
Speaking at Government Senior Girls College, Agege where he joined other well-meaning Lagosians to celebrate the 2022 edition of the World Teachers Day, Obasa noted that no sane society can undermine the value of those in the profession.
The Speaker added that the importance of teaching can be more appreciated with an understanding that through it, many other professions are born.
He commended the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in Lagos for making the state proud and for sustaining the relationship between the body and the government.
He further promised that the latter would continue to do its best to meet the welfare of those in the profession, who he described as mentors.
“I want to congratulate you on this day and to further join you in this celebration of your day. It is good that you have a day to celebrate yourselves.
“We all know the importance of teachers in a society. In fact, no sane society can undermine teachers.
“That is why we must all appreciate your roles in our lives. We all have kids and we know what it takes to care for them. That also makes us conscious of what you do for our kids.
“No amount of commendation can actually pay you for all that you do. We all passed through you growing up. Without you, we won’t be what we are and that is why I pray that God will reward you and your family more than how we appreciate you.
“We appreciate your support always and will always be part of you as our teachers and mentors,” Obasa said.
Earlier, the chairman of the NUT in Agege, Gbadamosi KM, thanked the Speaker for always associating with and supporting members of the union.
He also expressed the union’s support for the candidacy of the Speaker and others in the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general election.
“These are your people, the union belongs to you. We support your candidature and those of all candidates of the APC ahead of elections,” he said.