By Tope Oke
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has assured the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT (Lagos State Chapter) of its readiness to assist in capacity building of the teachers.
NiDCOM Boss, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa gave this assurance during a meeting with a delegation of NUT (Lagos State Chapter) in Abuja.
Dabiri-Erewa extolled the virtues of teachers in the society doing great, both within and outside the country as she encouraged them to give out their best while assuring “There is always a reward for hardwork”.
Citing example of a lecturer in Lagos state, who has spent 35 years teaching in South Africa, the NiDCOM boss said there are plans to work with their likes and even those in the Diaspora to train the teachers on capacity building.
She said “I will like to commend you teachers and assure you that NiDCOM is ready to work with you, because without teachers, the society can not be a good foundation ”.
She said actions should be taken on behalf of Nigerian students who go through a lot when they travel out for study and those who spend years and come back with non-standard and unaccredited certificates.
Earlier, Mr. Adesegun Raheem, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, appreciated Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa by extolling her virtues and contribution to Education sector.
“You are a role model, just as Lagos State Government is doing very well in the sector of education by training teachers and equipping them with facilities”, he said.