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About Nigeria Peace Corps

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), accorded a special consultative status by the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a non-governmental and uniformed youth organization that focuses on working with the youth in getting to know them, their personalities, their dreams and aspirations, their fears, their failures, their successes and their passions with a view of building, harnessing and redirecting their productive energies towards the Socio-economic and Political advancement of the Nation.


Founded by a youth strategist, Amb. (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh, FCITr, FCPA on the 10th of July 1998, in the Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. PCN, in its commitment to National Creativity, Peace and Youth Development is registered in Nigeria under the Company and Allied Matters Act of 1990, Part C. After dissipating a lot of energy into research work in a bid to enforce a functional and sustainable growth in youth development and re-orientation. Amb. Akoh observed that Nigeria hitherto is endowed with one of the best human and natural resources where the youth could use and attain their full potentials. He however identified the absence of a comprehensive and practical orientation programme which will serve as a social mechanism towards their meeting modern day challenges. This, in his findings, constituted an impediment to the positive development of the Nigerian youths. Hence he took the historic step of forming PCN with its motto as Discipline and Patriotic Services.

Vision & Mission Of Nigeria Peace Corps

The vision and mission of PCN is encapsulated in the aims and objectives of the Corps which is to “Train, Educate and Re-orientate the Youths on their future leadership roles in the society, the Art of nation building, Respect for Constituted Authorities, the Rule of Law and Democratic Principle as well as imparting a high sense of citizenship and good leadership in the youths.”

PCN has a logo and colours. The Logo comprises a Torch, Red Flame, an Open Book and a Wreath while the colors are made up of Green, Yellow and Red.

The Torch symbolizes National Unity and Integration, the Red Flame stands for Strict Discipline observed by Members of the Corps, while the open book and the wreath depict Academic Excellence of Nigerian Youths and the law of Modification which places high premium on the Youth respectively. In the colours, the Green Colour connotes re-orientation as a basis for the character rejuvenation of the citizenry. The Yellow and red colors represent National Integration and Strict Discipline respectively.

Who Is The Founder & National Commandant Of Nigeria Peace Corps

Amb. (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh, FCITr, FCPA was born in Dordan Barracks, Obalende, Lagos on the 10th of July, 1973 to the family of Mr Simon A. Ojonye, a retired Army Warrant Officer. Amb. Akoh, in his unquenchable quest for knowledge, holds a B. Sc (Hons) Degree in Sociology from the University of Abuja and was thereafter conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities) by the Commonwealth University, Belize, South America.

Dr Akoh, who is the Founder and Pioneer National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, was not in control of his humble beginning but he set his goals right and took control of his future. Today, he has a reason to smile. Akoh is Nigeria’s number 1 personal achievement strategist. His passion is for peace and social order and to see the youths adequately empowered with a view to achieving their individual and collective goals.

Akoh cut his teeth in Leadership and Citizenship Training quite early in life; he was a Troop Leader with the Boys Scout Movement and also served as a Zonal Leader for the International Red Cross Society in Benue State. Amb. Akoh also has a 4-year stint with the Nigerian Army Cadet Corps in Kaduna. He has attended several National and International Youth Seminars, Workshops and Camps where he acquired Certificates and experiences in policy making as it affects the youth.

Akoh is very vast in the fields of Security and Safety Measures, Peace Education and Conflict Resolution, Patriotism and Nation Building, Leadership and Citizenship Training. He is a member of the Conflict Resolution Stakeholders Network (CRESNET).

He is a recipient of over Fifty (50) Awards/Honours from different national and international institutions and bodies. Few among his numerous awards are:

  • Institute of Chartered Trustees: Fellowship Award;
  • Methodist Church, Nigeria: Merit Award;
  • Ugboju Progressive Association: Integrity Award;
  • Teachers Without Borders: MDG Ambassador;
  • Youth Federation for World Peace: Youth Ambassador for Peace;
  • West African Student Union: MDG Ambassador;
  • African Youth Society: Merit Award;
  • Centre for Democratic Governance in Africa: Fellow Award and Service Medal;
  • National Leadership Award, Award of Exemplary Leadership;
  • International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London: International Presidential Award for Iconic Achievements;
  • International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London: Associate Member of the Centre;
  • Chartered Institute of Global Communication and Diplomacy: Fellow;
  • Catholic Church of Nigeria: Fellow of Holy Cross; and
  • Institute for Security Intelligence Studies: Fellow.

Senate finally passes Peace Corps bill

The Senate on Tuesday, July 2017 passed a bill to make the Nigerian Peace Corps a para-military agency.

The Senate adopted the conference report on the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was so advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill in 2016.

However, after the harmonisation of the two separate bills, the Senate had rejected the harmonised version, which has now been approved.

The bill will be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent after the House also approves‎ the harmonised version.

It is not clear if the presidency will approve of the bill as several departments in the executive including the police and the military are opposed to the legalisation of the Peace Corps which is currently a private NGO.

January 2 2018….

Peace Corps Bill finally arrives Presidency for assent

The much anticipated Nigerian Peace Corps Bill has arrived Presidency for signing into law.

Copies of the bill which was tagged ‘Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill 2017 was said to have been transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday last week by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori.

Out of the 3 copies of the Bill sent, the Presidency was to retain a copy and the remaining 2 copies be returned to the National Assembly for “further action”, upon the President’s assent.

Senate had passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill on the 25th of November, 2016, shortly after the House of Representatives passed same.

A Conference Committee of both chambers was, however, inaugurated on the 8th of December, 2016, to harmonise the Bill passed at different levels.

The Reps, therefore, laid and adopted its report on the 19th of January, 2017, while the Senate only adopted its report on 25th July 2017, after Senator David Umaru-led committee on Judiciary and Human Rights recommended that the report be adopted.


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