A Lagos State teacher, Mrs Iyabo Elusakin, has been honoured by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Mrs. Elusakin won the award of the Overall Best Teacher in Nigeria.
She was presented with a 3 bedroom apartment and an award of excellence on Monday, 14th October 2019 in Alausa, Ikeja by the Governor.
The Governor noted that teachers are the backbone of education hence the government will continue to invest in their capacity development.
The 50-year-old teacher from Oriwu Senior Model College, Ikorodu had earlier been presented with a Hyundai Sonata car as star prize in Abuja on the occasion of the World Teachers Day 2019.
Mr Adeeko Olakekan of Baptist Boys High School Abeakuta, Ogun State emerged as the 1st runner up.
The 2019 World Teacher’s Day was themed “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession.”
Elusakin while receiving the award in Abuja said she has been in the teaching profession for 27 years, noting that the award will spur her into more hard work.
Another Lagos Administrator, Mr. Pius Bababo of Government Junior College, Ketu was also adjudged as the Best School Administrator and Best School in Nigeria and was rewarded by the Governor at the Lagos House, Alausa.
The presentation witnessed the presence of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as well as the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu ably represented by the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba.
The NUT National President, Comrade Nasir Idris was also in attendance which saw Adebiyi Abiola Temitayo emerged the over-all winner of the best teacher award, private school category and was gifted a brand new Hyundai Accent.