Nigeria restarts Technical Aid with Jamaica after 10 years

SONY DSCThe Department of Technical Aid Corps (TAC) and the ministry of foreign affairs has reactivated of the Technical aid corps programme between Nigeria and Jamaica after over ten years of the suspension of the programme.

This was disclosed at a meeting between the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affair and the Director General of the Department of Technical Aid Corps (TAC), Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi.

Chairman of the House Committee, Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje commended the recent transformation at DTAC.

Elendu-Ukeje recalled the good diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Jamaica and reiterated the importance attached by both countries to the need to further strengthen the relationship.

The committee stressed the need for Nigeria and Jamaica to cooperate in the area of petroleum and energy cooperation, trade and banking and tourism.

“I must commend the DG of TAC of this landmark achievement in successfully reviving the Technical Aid Programme with Jamaica. This shows that TAC is working and marketing the country abroad,”‎ Elendu-Ukeje‎ stated.

Earlier, the TAC DG briefed the House Committee on the activities of the agency particularly on the third session of the Nigeria-Jamaica Joint Commission, which was held in Kingston on the 25 to 26th of June, 2014.

According to the DG, while the Nigerian delegation to the session was led by the minister of state 1 for foreign affairs, Prof. (Mrs) Viola Adaku Onwuliri, the Jamaican side was led by the minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator the Honourable Arnold J. Nicholson.

When the process of reactivation of the technical aid corps programme is completed, the Department of Technical Aid Corps (TAC) will send Nigerian volunteers who are professionals in various fields to Jamaica to help the country.

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