Peace Corps Bill Is Alive, Says Dickson Akoh

File photo of Dickson Akoh.


The National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Dickson Akoh on Monday said that the Peace Corps Bill is still alive.

Akoh who said this on Monday in Abuja noted that Peace Corps Bill which was passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives for the organisation to transform to a statutory body is alive and not dead as being speculated.

He claims that what the house of representatives rejected at the second reading last week was its own decision to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto and not the already passed bill.

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Akoh noted that the rejection of decision to override the president by the house was a temporary setback and not the end of the corps.

He also promised that the corps will follow the advice of the members of the House of Representative to continue to operate as an NGO while pursuing its objective of becoming a statutory body.

Youth Empowerment: Peace Corps Of Nigeria Commissions Cadets

youth empowerment, peace corpsAs part of concerted efforts towards youth empowerment, the Peace Corps of Nigeria, gathered over 900 youths over four weeks, to impart them with relevant skills and principles.

While addressing the youths at the Passing Out Parade and commissioning of gentlemen cadets of the Peace Corps in Plateau state, the National Commandant, Dickson Akoh emphasized the need to maintain positive attitudes.

He urged the youths, saying that hard work and discipline without a good attitude could lead to avoidable failures.

Strong behavioral and attitudinal changes, were identified as some of the ways of empowering the youths for effective performance in the society, hence the re-orientation program.

youth empowerment, peace corpsThe young cadets who had been engaged in rigorous mental and physical training, had learned discipline as well as other character development virtues, deliberately meant to put them in a good stead for future responsibilities.

Among other skills provided to them, was also intelligence gathering, which will compliment security agencies efforts in combating crime and insurgents.

The Plateau state House of Assembly through the Deputy Speaker, expressed that the legislative arm will continue to offer its support.

He also assured that the cadets will be engaged by the government agencies in the state and they would be be gainfully employed, as a way of reducing the rate of unemployment.