Uganda receives Nigerian Technical Aid Volunteers



By Maureen Okon

The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (DTAC), says the government of Uganda has officially received the Nigerian delegation of Technical Aid Volunteers (TAV), in a grand ceremony.

Mr. Mohammed Shehu, Special Assistant to the Director-General (D-G), of DTAC, Dr. Pius Olasunkanmi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, in Abuja, that the government and people of Uganda were overjoyed to receive the volunteers.

Shehu stated that the Nigerian Mission in Uganda had intimated the corps that there was display of emotions at the welcoming ceremony, held on Thursday, at the Nigerian Embassy in Uganda.

He said the delegates who departed Nigeria on Wednesday, were treated to the best of Ugandan hospitality and reception, all the way from the Ugandan Airport to the Embassy.

According to him, the TAV are part of 33 lecturers shortlisted following their application to work as technical aids.

“The lecturers are from various universities in Nigeria on a mission to strengthen the Ugandan education system, and also to boost Nigeria’s diplomatic relations with her African neighbours.

“The TAV are expected to provide expertise which will boost the East African Country’s educational sector during the two-year duration of their foreign expedition in Uganda.

“The Ugandan government appreciates and values this gesture of brotherhood and camaraderie by Nigeria,” Shehu said.

“This is indeed a show of love by Nigeria as a big brother to other African countries, and a proof of the oneness which runs in our veins as Africans,” he said.

Shehu applauded the Ugandan government for the warm reception and passionate welcome accorded the Nigerians.

He pointed out that the action underscored the efficacy of Nigeria’s foreign policy, especially in the area of diplomatic relations.

He therefore, said this would strengthen Nigeria’s continental leadership position, an essential condition for socio-economic development and relevance in the global scheme of things. (NAN)


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