President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi as the new Director- General and Chief Executive Officer of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC).
Until his appointment, he was the Special Adviser to President Jonathan on International Relations. Dr. Osunyikanmi succeeds Ambassador Mamman M. Daura, whose tenure as Director-General of the Technical Aid Corps expired in June.
A native of Ile-Oluji in Ondo State, Dr. Osunyikanmi holds a doctorate degree in Political science. He previously served in several capacities including Special Adviser to the Governor of Ondo State on Intergovernmental Affairs and Multilateral Relations (2009-2010) and Commissioner for Education, Ondo State (2010).
Established in 1987, the Technical Aid Corps is a Foreign Policy mechanism to deliver Technical Manpower Assistance to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Dr. Osunyikanmi’s appointment is in furtherance of President Jonathan’s commitment to strengthen the Directorate’s institutional and operational capacity.
Presidential Media Adviser, Dr Reuben Abati, said the appointment takes immediate effect.