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Nigerians in diaspora happy over Falae's release

01 October 2015, 16:43

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 abductors.

The association, formed in 2012, comprises of Nigerians who successfully completed their Technical Aid Corps assignments in their countries of deployment.

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 said.

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. 



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