Johannesburg - The Association of Nigerian
Technical Aid Corps Veterans on Thursday expressed joy at the release of Chief
Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, by his
The association, formed in 2012, comprises of Nigerians who
successfully completed their Technical Aid Corps assignments in their countries
The President of the association, Mr Sulaiman Lawal, told
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg, South Africa, that Nigerians
in Diaspora were sad over his abduction.
He said Falae was the chairman of the interview panel of the
pioneer team of TAC in 1987 which selected and deployed young Nigerian
professionals to serve as volunteers in African and Caribbean countries.
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"We were sad when we heard of his abduction. We are
equally happy to know that he has been released and re-united with his family.
"He was the chairman of the interview panel for the pioneer
volunteers. Our prayers are with him and we are happy he is back home," he
Sulaiman commended Falae for his efforts in ensuring that
young Nigerian professionals were given the opportunity to show their expertise
outside the country and prove to be good ambassadors.
"We send our gratitude to Falae for making a positive
change in our lives.
"Our prayers are with him . We thank him for having the
confidence in selecting me and others to serve our country," he said.