December 27, 2003 - Vanguard, Nigeria: Deputy Senate President praises Nigerian Peace Corps

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By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 10:52 am: Edit Post

Deputy Senate President praises Nigerian Peace Corps

Deputy Senate President praises Nigerian Peace Corps

Mantu tasks FG, stakeholders on youth development

Saturday, December 27, 2003

ABUJA: The Deputy Senate President, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu, has called on the Federal Government and all the Stakeholders in the private sector to give Nigerian youths their rightful place in the National Development, if it is ready to fight violence among them and maintain peace.

The Senate President who was represented by his special assistant on legal matters, Hon. Selman Musa, made this call in Abuja, at the end of the year ceremony of Nigerian Peace Corps and the presentation of 10 motorcycles and a cash donation of N140, 000, to 12 dedicated members of the organization.

His words, " No country can develop without peace, and for this peace to be assured, Youths must be accommodated and given their rightful place in the country. Nigerian Peace Corps has shown a good example and must be included and supported in the 2004 budget of the Federal Government. The organization has demonstrated its readiness to shun violence and sensitize youths on the need to be self-employed by rewarding them with these items for loyalty in the service of the nation".

Speaking at the occasion, the National Commandant, Patriot Dickson Akoh, who made this donation on behalf of the Board of trustees of the Organization through the invited quest, stated the organization is a non-religious, non-political, and body set to up to promote peace and shun violence among Nigerian youths.

According to him, " The donation is a way of rewarding dedicated members of the Peace Corps for their complementary role played in various states in the maintenance of law and order at the polling centers during 2003 General Elections, as well as the campaign embarked upon nationwide by the Organization, prior to the elections to sensitize and mobilize Nigerian Youths to shun electoral violence and refuse to be used for political thuggery by mischievous politicians".

The National Commandant re-affirmed the organization‘s total commitment to Youth Development in Nigeria and urges all stakeholders in Nigeria project to endavour to give the organization its maximum co-operation.

"The Nigerian Peace Corps creates and provides job opportunities for the youth in support of the United Nations Poverty Eradication and Federal Government Youth Empowerment Scheme in order to deter them from taking to criminal and anti-social acts. And under the Alternative Empowerment Scheme (AES), unemployed youth are being mobilized and trained to provide social security services to governments, private corporation and individuals", he stated.

He noted that Nigerian Peace Corps will by next year embark on the construction of an International Youth Centre within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in view of the fact that Nigeria provides one of the best physical, psychological and moral climate for the youth to grow.

" On the other hand, I want to emphasize that against the hardship being currently faced by Nigerian youths; and the seeming tides in our national polity, the youth as potent agent of change should realize that their positive contribution to nation building and patriotic commitment to national goals and aspirations can within a short while erode out tears and place the nation on the rightful pedestal towards grater height",

Adding, "I must also add that our leaders at the federal, state and local levels should see themselves as role models to the youth by being sincere with their avowed empowerment and poverty alleviation as it affects the youth".

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Story Source: Vanguard, Nigeria

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By Anonymous ( on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 10:35 am: Edit Post

What is happening to the corps? Jonathan is trading with the corp at Owerri, i wonder who made a patient tortoise the commander os a state.
What about other people whose impact can be felt in Nigeria?

By Anonymous ( on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 10:38 am: Edit Post

Please i am a Commissioned Chaplain Lietanant.And i am highly intrested in joining the Peace Corps.Having read through all the informations regarding the peace Corps worldwide.I here by request for more information from you to enable me to contribute to the objectives of the Peace Corps in My lifetime.

By Anonymous ( - on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 11:17 am: Edit Post

please i will like to know what is happing in the organisation i am from Borno Command and have not been hearing form you and the work in Borno is not incourage so pleace send the recent development thank
yours sincelly
ALT. Samuel Jasper
Hawul Deputy. Commandant

By Anonymous ( on Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 7:24 am: Edit Post

I am a commissioned chaplain Lieutenant. I am interested in Nigeria Peace Corps. How can I belong?I would like you to send me more information about the corps.

By Anonymous ( - on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 8:03 am: Edit Post

I am interested in joinig the Peace Corps.How can I join?

By Anonymous ( on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 12:58 pm: Edit Post

The problem with the International oeace corps in Nigeria is Politics, the government do not want to give a go ahead order for the corps newly formed by one of the men with visions in Nigeria, Patriot Dickson Akoh.

Secondly Jonathan never traded with the peace corps in Owerri, the person who declared himself as anonymous can not defend his or here message that was why.

Corp Lt. Emeka Offor
Commander Ipc Okigwe l.g.a.

By Emokhor Frank ( on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:47 pm: Edit Post

I speak GOD blessing upon the founder of this great force & i recommend & complement the platform which is created & set aside for giving the Nigerian youth the opportunity to have a means of livelihood & to defend her country. May the Almighty GOD BLESS the whole officials of Peace Corp Nationwide & Worldwide. Amen

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