The Peace Corps of Nigeria, has been commended for it’s quality contributions in the areas of setting up Peace Corps Clubs and the general maintenance of discipline in schools and colleges across the Country.

This commendation was given when a delegation from the Ministry, led by the Principal Executive Officer, Special Duties in the Ministry, Mr. Victor Opeyemi, paid an assessment visit to the Headquarters of the Corps in Jabi, Abuja.

While addressing officers and men of the Corps during the visit, Mr. Opeyemi applauded efforts of the Corps in youth empowerment, peace and security, assuring the organization of greater partnership and support from the Ministry.

He stated further that Peace Corps’ activities in Schools and Colleges through the formation of Peace Club has helped significantly in inculcating the culture of Peace in the younger generation. He promised that the ministry will continue to partner with the organization to continue with it’s activities especially in Unity schools across the country.

Mr. Opeyemi prayed that the Bill for an act to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps which is to give statutory backing to the Organization, passed by the National Assembly and recently transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari would receive positive attention from the Presidency, to enable the organization continue with it’s value -driven programmes geared towards the socio-economic development of the youths.

In his reaction, the National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Professor Dickson Akoh, appreciated the the Ministry for the visit and traced the relationship to 2002, when the Corps was registered as a Non Governmental organization by the Ministry. He assured the Ministry and the Federal Government that the organization would remain resolute in it’s commitment to national creativity, peace and youth development, being the cardinal objectives of the organization.



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