Following the request of the Liberian government, Sixteen Nigerian teachers will be leaving for Liberia on Friday under the Technical Aid Corps.
The Director-General of Technical Aid Corps,Yusuf Buba Yakub, said this on Wednesday while at the pre-departure programme for the volunteers. Yakub said the volunteer teachers were selected following a rigorous and careful process.
He congratulated the successful candidates, and charged them to be good Nigerian ambassadors and representatives throughout their time in Liberia. “Stick with all you have been told and you will never put a foot wrong,” he said.
He also dropped a hint that the Corp will still send another batch of volunteers to Liberia in the next two weeks. According to him, Technical Aids Corp has received lots of requests from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries asking for volunteers from Nigeria.
Yakub also vowed to change the image, and reposition the agency for better and broader relevance in the affairs of the country; stressing the need to sustain the programme which has been helpful in international diplomacy.
Yakub said, “We have an agenda and we are going to pursue it. We will reorganise and energise DTAC, and as you have seen this morning, we are deploying volunteers to Liberia.
“It is an instrument of soft power diplomacy where we deliver services to humanity through deploying professionals as volunteers to African, Caribbean, and the Pacific nations.
“So, I want to assure Nigerians that the DTAC will, henceforth, continue to deploy Nigerians to these countries, to make sure that Nigeria occupies her place of leadership among the committee of nations.”