LASUBEB rewards teachers and staff with Long Service Award
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board has organised its maiden edition of long Service Award for teaching and non-teaching staff of the Board.
Speaking during the ceremony, which held in Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Wahab Alawiye-King, said the award was put together to appreciate teachers and staff for their conscientious and meritorious service to the state government and pupils in the state.
Alawiye-King disclosed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu consented to the initiative due to his passion for the workforce in the basic education sector and to also appreciate their efforts in contributing to the transformation of education in the state.
“We are here to celebrate, commend and encourage them to continue to do their best. We congratulate all the awardees. They should continue to conscientiously do their job, be focused and more dedicated in their service delivery. To whom much is given much is expected,” he said.
A member of the Board, Dr. Saheed Ibikunle, also acknowledged the huge efforts by both staff and non-academic staff towards strengthening the basic education sector.
“This gathering is a milestone. We are celebrating a career milestone. It will serve as memorabilia because we so much appreciate their contributions in making basic education in Lagos State a pacesetter among others, particularly during the unforeseen emergence of the pandemic in the state. If the sector is not well handled and managed by them with their wealth of experience, it wouldn’t have gone far as it is today,” Ibikunle said.
The representative of the state NUT Chairman, Comrade Ayetoba Gbenga, showed gratitude to the government for celebrating the teachers, adding that the association had made the request a long time ago.