Nigeria, Sept. 22 -- The federal government has announced an award for the best teacher in each of Nigeria's 774 local government areas during the 2020 World Teachers' Day event slated for October 5.

The government also said the instrument for the nomination of potential awardees has been sent to all state ministries of education and the Federal Capital Territory, but only 24 states have responded with submissions for the award categories.

The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this during a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. The press briefing was organised to inform journalists of the government's preparedness for the celebration of World Teachers' Day.

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