Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Lauds President Tinubu on Technical Aid Scheme and Describes Scheme as Noble, Truest Promotion of Pan-Africanism
Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has expressed admiration for Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps Scheme, characterising its initiatives as noble and a genuine embodiment of Pan-Africanism.
James Kabarebe, the Minister of State in the Ministry, conveyed this sentiment during a meeting in Kigali with a Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (DTAC) delegation, led by Director-General Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Yusuf Buba Yakub.
Kabarebe commended the Tinubu Administration for its continuous efforts in advancing development through technology transfer, skills acquisition, and scholarships for Africans.
He acknowledged Nigeria’s commitment to Africa’s leadership and development, emphasising the country’s notable contributions despite facing its own challenges.
Kabarebe highlighted Nigeria’s influence through soft-power diplomacy and the impact of literary figures like Chinua Achebe, Soyinka, and Ekwensi, asserting that they played a crucial role in projecting Nigeria as a global player.
Recognising the significant gap between African countries and their development goals, Kabarebe pledged the Ministry’s commitment to strengthen cooperation with Nigeria through the TAC Scheme.
Director-General Rt. Hon. Buba, during the visit, informed Kabarebe that the DTAC delegation aimed to monitor, evaluate, and review the TAC Volunteer Scheme’s activities in recipient countries.
The visit also provided an opportunity for Buba to acquaint himself with state officials and stakeholders in the TAC Scheme, following his recent appointment by Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Additionally, the DTAC delegation engaged with various stakeholders during their visit to Rwanda, including the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Claudette Irere, Nigeria’s High Commissioner in Kigali, Amb. Suleiman Sani, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance) of the University of Rwanda; Ms. Francoise Kayitore; and Dr. Nasiru Sani, a Health Information and Community Medicine expert and TAC Scheme Volunteer at the University of Rwanda. The discussions focused on the progress of the TAC Scheme, with commitments from diverse stakeholders.
She was accompanying Rt. Hon. Buba on the visit was Amb. Mohammed Mohammed, the Director of Programmes in the Agency; Mr. Idris Saidu, the Acting Director of Finance and Accounts; and Mrs. Rahila Ayuba Kaura, the Acting Director of Monitoring and Evaluation.
The visit underscored the collaborative efforts and mutual interest in fostering development and cooperation between Rwanda and Nigeria through the TAC Scheme.
This marks another positive stride in the strategic alliance between the two nations, emphasising the importance of such initiatives in promoting socio-economic development across the African continent.
As both countries navigate challenges and strive for progress, the TAC Scheme is a beacon of collaboration and solidarity, contributing to the broader vision of pan-African unity and development.
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