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WTD : Reps Recognize Contributions Of Teachers To Nation Building

As the World Commemorates World Teachers Day, the House of Representatives has recognised the contributions of Teachers to nation building.

This was sequel to a motion of urgent National Importance by member, Dachung Bagos from Plateau state.

Presenting the prayer under matter of personal opinion, Mr Bagos observed that due to the contributions of Teachers to the educational development of the country, there was need to honour them.

Though, the motion generated diverse reactions as the Deputy Speaker Idris Wase commented that Mr Bagos brought up the motion for political gains.

In a counter reaction, the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu corrected the notion stating that the comment was not parliamentary and every member has the right to be heard as he maintained that teachers needed to be recognised.

The motion was tabled for discussion as members showered encomiums on teachers and the impact they made on them.

The Speaker thereafter called for a minute silence for the repose of the souls of deceased teachers and also applauded those still in service and those who had retired.

BY IFEANYI OSITA .EDITED BY GRACE NAMIJI

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