The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has reaffirmed its commitment to sensitizing the members of the union on the importance of the 2023 general elections.
Samson Oyelere, Ogun’s secretary general of the union stated in an interview on Monday that the union would play the role of advocacy in the forthcoming elections.
“As a union, we are mobilising seriously this time around because we cannot afford to vote in political leaders that do not have the interest of the workers at heart,” stated Mr Oyelere.
Mr Oyelere urged members yet to register with INEC to do so immediately, noting that the 2023 election will be another opportunity for teachers to exercise their franchise and decide who will govern them.
“Teachers should take responsibility during the forthcoming election; they cannot afford to stay at home, and therefore, we must fully participate in the electioneering process. We must also engage the candidates in meaningful dialogue to take concrete decisions on who and what to follow,” he explained.
“This is an opportunity for us to make our voice known; this is an opportunity for Nigerian teachers to pick their destiny into their hands.”
According to Mr Oyelere, teachers remain a group of well-informed persons and that there is a need to engage political leaders properly to ensure a better future.