President, Commander-In Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria,<br />
 Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR)Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria,
 Prof. Oluyemi Osinbajo (GCON)The Director General / Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, an erudite scholar with vast knowledge in international relations and foreign
 policies.Director General / Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi and Her Excellency; Ambassador Dupe Quest Adebiyi - Nigerian Ambassador to Siera-Leone (right)The Director General / Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi
and His Excellency; Ambassador Alin Abdo - Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria (right)His Excellency; Ambassador Daniel Ole Njoolay -High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzanian to Nigeria and The Director General / Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi(right)Directorate of Technical Aid CorpsNigerian volunteers serving joyfully in foreign countriesVolunteers receiving certificate after successful completion of service
Welcome to the Directorate Of Technical Aid Corps       


As the programme was right from the onset, conceived as an instrument of foreign policy, the Directorate was for obvious reasons made a parastatal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Directorate is thus saddled with overall management and general administration of the scheme. This involves the conduct of recruitment and orientation exercises for volunteers. Also included are the deployments of volunteers on their final return to the country. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Directorate is guided by the following policy goals and objectives; more »


In practical terms, the TAC scheme operates on biennial basis. Individual volunteers are therefore expected to mandatorily serve for 24 months in their respective countries of deployment. TAC operates through the concept of legal instrument refers to as TAC country agreement. The agreement represents the legal framework, which spells out the obligations and responsibilities of both Nigeria and the recipient countries. The operation of the scheme in any recipient country is largely predicated on the signing of this agreement. It is however pertinent to point out that deployment of volunteers to the recipient countries is strictly based on the assessed and perceived needs of the States more especially as one of the main goals and objectives of the scheme is to compliment the socio-economic development of the beneficiary countries. The scheme draws from the large pool of Nigeria's well-trained manpower to provide volunteers requested by these countries more »


The scheme has evidently provided the much-needed focus on Nigeria's Foreign Aid Technical Assistance Policy. It has given a positive boost to the conduct of Nigeria's foreign policy especially as it relates to its efforts at enhancing both sub-regional and regional cooperation. The scheme has equally invigorated the noble idea of actualizing the much needed South-South Cooperation in terms of sharing and exchanging of human resource, technology and knowledge. more »


The operation of TAC Scheme had attracted the interest of International Organisations and Development Agencies such as the UN Volunteer Service (UNVS). Currently, TAC Scheme is one of the institutions being considered by the commonwealth for participation in capacity building in Transitional and post-Conflict Countries.