The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (DTAC), has hailed 10 Technical Aid Corps (TAC) Volunteers who served in Sierra Leone, for their meritorious services.
The DTAC Director-General (DG), Dr Yusuf Yakub, said that the TAC volunteers were recognised by Sierra Leone for being the best set to serve in that country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the DG made the commendation on Wednesday in Abuja during a debriefing exercise conducted for the volunteers.
NAN also reports that the TAC volunteers from Sierra Leone were honoured with a certificate of service by the DTAC.
They include; Mr Abdullahi Ulaira, Mr Umar Baba, Mr Jakada Bulus, Mr Dachollom Chong, and Mr Izuka Nnaemeka.
Others are, Ms Bosindo Buluembelemere, Mrs Uchendu David, Mr Madalla Aliyu and Ms Deborah Omorere.
“The debriefing exercise is important in the life of this corps, because when you go out and come back intact, it is important some professionals worked with you so as to prepare you for the next task ahead.
Yakub applauded the volunteers for making Nigeria proud in their host country, saying that the TAC was part of Nigeria’s soft power diplomacy in countries in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific.
The Director of Programme, Mr Mohammed Mohamed said that the debriefing was aimed at collating feedbacks from the volunteers with regards to their experiences and challenges.
He added that it was also to “assess recipient countries’ obligations with a view to improving the Scheme and level of engagement between DTAC and the benefiting countries’’.
One of the volunteers, Omorere, told NAN that the opportunity had helped to enhance their professionalism and experience.
She said that the experience had improved her interpersonal relationship as an educator and would apply it in her lecturing skills.
On his part, Chong thanked God, the Nigerian government and DTAC for the opportunity to serve Nigeria in another country as ambassador.
He said that he was elated that Sierra Leone recognised their efforts for the two years they served in the country.
Chong appreciated the government for supporting them in diverse ways, including the prompt resolution of the initial challenges they faced with their host community.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria