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NiDCOM Partners NUT on Capacity Building for Teachers

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has pledged to work with
the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT (Lagos State Chapter) to carry out a
capacity building training for Teachers at the National level.

This was one of the highlights of the meeting between a delegation of
NUT (Lagos State Chapter) and Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO
Nigerians in Diaspora Commission in Abuja.

Dabiri-Erewa extolled the virtues of Teachers in the society doing
great, both within and outside the country.

She encouraged them to continue to do more while assuring that “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 lamented on what Nigerian Students abroad go through when they
travel out for study and called for a lot action to be done, especially
where students 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.

He noted that even during the lockdown, education sector wasn’t locked
down in Lagos state.

He advised other states in the country to incorporate what Lagos state
is doing as this will move education in Nigeria to greater heights.

He said that the Government of Lagos state is doing well with education
especially in areas of trainings both nationally and internationally.

Raheem added that the public schools in Lagos state are even doing
better than the private schools as they have scheduled trainings,
e-lessons to prepare students up to JAMB level and other interactive

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