Signing of Peace Corps Bill will tackle unemployment, says Commandant

The National Commandant, Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), Dr Dickson Akoh has expressed optimism that President Buhari would sign the newly passed NPC Bill by the National Assembly.

The National Commandant, Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), Dr Dickson Akoh has expressed optimism that President Buhari would sign the newly passed NPC Bill by the National Assembly.

Clarifies Payment Of N40, 000

The National Commandant, Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), Dr Dickson Akoh has expressed optimism that President Buhari would sign the newly passed NPC Bill by the National Assembly.

Akoh, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, following the consolidation of the NPC Bill by the Conference Committee of both chambers of the National Assembly said the greatest challenge in the country today is unemployment.

The Peace Corps boss also stressed that the harmonised Bill has finally put to rest all the needless controversies bordering on which organisation’s bill was passed by the National Assembly, adding that the clause which suggested the sister formation of National Unity and Peace Corps was out rightly rejected.

Akoh, however, dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the new agency is a duplication of other para-military agencies; saying “no uniformed body today in Nigeria does the jobs we are meant to do.”

The Commandant also made clarifications on the N40, 000 payment for the recruitment exercise, adding that the funds were meant for training and kits for the recruits.



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  • Nwaizu Ikechukwu Bruno

    Which Agenda is the Peace Corp. Is it for foreign humanitarian service as was done by US. I believe that rather than this wasteful spending of money, the NYSC tenure should run for Two years and it converted to the Peace Corps. The efficacy and impact of its so called economic boosting venture in addition to its national unification purpose is not tangible, so can as well be converted to a Peace Corp service of Two years with additional 6 months of training.

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