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Guinea Bissau demands 120 volunteer Nigerian doctors

NEWS DIGEST – Guinea Bissau has demanded 120 volunteer medical doctors from Nigeria.

The demand is under the Technical Aid Corp (TAC) programme of the country.

An agreement to that effect has already been signed between both countries, which will see the 120 TAC volunteer doctors that helping to boost the Health Sector of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Zubairu Dada, while signing the agreement on behalf of the Federal Government, said the gesture by Nigeria to the Republic of Guinea Bissau was to lift up a sister country in dire need and as well build bridges.

He called on Guinea Bissau to fulfill its part of the agreement by making it very much easier for the deployed doctors to carry out their assignments.

He also said that Nigeria will continue to cherish the cordial bilateral relations that exists between the two nations and prayed that the two countries shall continue to build on it for the benefits of their citizens.

The Guinea Bissau Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Dr. Joad Rebeiro Buitiam Co expressed gratitude to Nigeria particularly President Muhammadu Buhari on the gesture and many others done to his country.

He said this particular gesture, in addition to many others especially the recent deployment of Nigerian troops through the ECOMOG for the stabilization of Guinea Bissau, have clearly shown the leadership role of Nigeria in the continent.

Ambassador Buitiam Co gave assurance that all the doctors deployed under this agreement would feel at home as his country will do everything possible to make their stay in Guinea Bissau a worthwhile experience.