Director-General, Nigerian Technical Aid Corps (NTAC), Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Yusuf Buba Yakub, has again commended the 4-D Foreign Policy initiative of President Bola Tinubu, insisting that it has the capacity to change the foreign policy narrative of Nigeria in the comity of nations.
Yakub, who stated this at the weekend in Abuja, at an occasion held for the certificate-presentation and debriefing exercise in honour of returning Technic Aid Corps (TAC) Volunteers from Guinea Bissau, also acknowledged the sterling performance of the 13 Medical Doctors, who participated in the programme for two years.
Yakub, while commending them for doing the nation proud in their place of service,
assured that the Corps would do everything in its powers to support them in their next endeavours.
He said: ” I welcome you back with joy. As parents, when you send your children out and they go and conquer, like you have done, you cannot help but be proud of such children. On behalf of Mr. President and the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, we commend you for your exceptional performance in Guinea Bissau and assure you of our support in your next service to our nation.”
Earlier speaking, the Director of Programmes at NTAC, Amb. Mohammed Mohammed, congratulated the volunteers on the successful completion of the programme, while informing that the certificate-presentation and debriefing exercise, which had been a rare event for sometime at the agency had now become the third in the series since late November this year.
Also speaking on the occasion, Amb. Alexander Tope Ajayi, Director, Planning, Research and Statistics at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, lauded the giant strides the TAC Scheme has continued to make as an instrument of the nation’s Foreign Policy conduct since its inception. He said the Ministry was proud of the strings of successes made at the Agency.
Among the volunteers who received their Certificates of Participation was Dr. Adama Samuel John, a Consultant Pediatrician and Team Leader of the group. Dr.Adama, who thanked the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps and its management for their care for the group, also informed that the medical professionals gave nothing short of their best in all the departments where they served in Guinea Bissau, while stressing that the group was pressed upon by the recipient country to continue at their job after the two-year service.