The Federal Government has sent 49 Nigerian volunteers to lecture at the Kampala University in Uganda under the Technical Aid Corps (TAC), three months after 48 Nigerian professionals went for the same mission.
Experienced Nigerian professionals and experts are recruited to serve under the TAC Scheme as “Volunteers” for a period of two years.
Director-General of the corps, Dr Pius Osunyikanmi, told journalists after the departure of the last batch to Uganda, that the Federal Government has made adequate provision to cater for the welfare of the volunteers.
The scheme was established with the sole purpose of assisting states in Africa and the Caribbean in their social-economic development effort through the participation of Nigerian experts in various fields of human endeavour.
The Nigerian government is responsible for the payment of onshore and offshore allowances to the Volunteers, payment of resettlement allowance and provision of return passages to Volunteers.