DSS releases Peace Corps of Nigeria Commandant, Dickson Akoh

The National Commandant of Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has been released by the Nigerian Police Force. This is after the men of the Police Force in conjunction with the Department of State Services, DSS, had on Tuesday arrested Akoh when they invaded the new National Headquarters of the Corps.

The youth-based organization whose Bill was passed by the National Assembly, has recently come under assault by security agencies.

Upon his arrest, Akoh was taken to the Force Headquarters were he was detained.

As at the time of filing this report, Akoh is on his way to the Secretariat of the National Youth Council after he had was filled necessary documents for his release at the FCT Command headquarters.

Peace Corps of Nigeria commissions new Headquarters in Jabi

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) yesterday commissioned a new National Headquarters in the Jabi area of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Speaking at the ceremony, National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dr. Dickson Akoh, said moving into the new office complex at a time when the Bill for An Act to Establish Nigerian Peace Corps has been passed by both Chambers of the National Assembly and presently awaiting Presidential Assent is instructive and significant in many ways. Read More

UN approves 7 annual grant pass for Nigerian Peace Corps

The United Nations has granted 7 slots to the Officers of the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), to enable it participate in all United Nations meetings and conferences, including that of the General Assembly, for the year 2017.

This was even as the Corps has successfully concluded its annual accreditation for the membership of the UN regular committee on Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for the current year 2017.

Addressing newsmen at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday, the National Commandant of Nigerian Peace Corps, Amb. (Dr.) Dickson Akoh, said he led the NPC delegation to the 2017 regular session of the UN, to discuss issues of growth and development, as they relate to Nigerian Youths. Read More

Dickson Akoh Awards Dedicated Officers in Lagos

The National Commandant, Amb.(Dr) Dickson Akoh has awarded another set of officer cars and cash reward for their hard work and dedication. Presented by South-west zonal/Lagos State Commandant. Pat. Mutairu Habib.

Peace Corps Is Youth Development Body – Akoh

Amb.(Dr) Dickson Akoh is the national commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria. In this interview with DAVID ADUGE-ANI, he  speaks on the Bill establishing the Peace Corps of Nigeria and other issues surrounding his organization.

Can you give us a background of the Peace Corps of Nigeria?

It all started when i was in  the Nigerian Army Cadet Corps in Government College, Garki. Before then, I was in Boys Scout Movement, where I rose to become a troop leader. I later enrolled in Red Cross Society, where I rose to zonal leader in charge of Otukpo zone.

That was when I was in secondary school. I was the pioneer commandant of Nigerian Army Cadet in 1989. The school even sent me a letter recently reminding and commending me on the corps. It was based on my experience that I went into research on youth unemployment situation in the country and the security implications. It was all these that aided the formation of Nigeria Leadership and Marshal Corp in 1990. It was registered in March 1992.

The fact remains that Nigeria provided one of the most psychological environment where the youth can grow and attain their full potentials, both physical and psychological, but lacks the presence of a veritable platform for the youth to be trained, reoriented and achieve their goals and yearning in life, that was the motivating factor that made me form Peace Corps of Nigeria.

My own led Peace Corps is affiliated to Federal Minister of Youth Development since 2004. It also enjoys membership all Youth Organization in Nigeria which is the National Youth Council of Nigeria. United Nations Economic and Social Council gave us Special Consultative Status since 2012.

Last year, shortly after our 18th anniversary, which was popularly celebrated and attended by political office holders, the African Union brought a letter granting this organization special consultative status. No youth organization is enjoying this status.

Tell us about the Peace Corps Bill?

On the issue of the bill, our bill was introduced to the House of Representatives by Rt. Hon. Abdullahi Umar Farouk. When National Peace and Unity Corp approached the House to protest, our bill had already passed second reading. It was first introduced in the 7th assembly, but the then the bill was frustrated.

In this 8th assembly, our bill was introduced last year. Reps said since our bill had passed second reading, they are not going to entertain anything similar. In the senate, our bill passed first reading six months after, but we didn’t  know how our bill was removed when it was slated for second reading. Read More

House of Reps Denies passage National Unity and Peace Corps Bill

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, February 10, 2017, Reps spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas said the National Assembly did not merge any organisation with the Nigerian Peace Corps.

“One thing I want to clarify is that in the House, we don’t have any Bill known as National Unity and Peace Corps Bill,” Reps spokesman said.

“I want to say that we don’t have anything as National Unity and Peace Corps or anything said to be harmonized. A bill passed in the House of Representatives or Senate alone can not be a law, so a conference committee (Senate and Reps) was put in place on the 8th of December, 2016. This Conference Committee identified about 12 clauses that differ and, they sat down to harmonize the clauses”, Namdas noted. Read More

Peace Corps: Putting the Record Straight

By Rogers Edor Ochela

Prior to the passage and harmonization of the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) Bill by the National Assembly, which is currently awaiting President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent, the only entity known to Nigerians and the international community with the nomenclature of Peace Corps is the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) headed by Ambassador (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh. Ask any Nigerian on the street, and he/she will off-handedly tell you that it is that organization headed by Dr. Akoh. And they reasons for the organization’s ubiquitous visibility are not far-fetched. They include: functional offices in the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) headed by State Commandants; over one hundred and thirty five thousand regular members and Volunteers and landmark achievements etc.

Conversely, the organization known as the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPC) headed by Dr Chinedu Nneji was an unknown entity, with hardly any visible presence in most states of the federation. So, in a nutshell, it is an inconsequential lot with its headquarters tucked somewhere at Area 1, Garki of the FCT. Flowing from the foregoing, it has not registered its presence in the minds of millions of youths that ought to have underpinned its corporate existence, unlike the Akoh-led PCN that has made its 18 years of existence felt in several areas that time and space will not permit me to recount here. Read More

Amb Akoh visits Armed Forces Radio

The National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb. (Dr) Dickson Akoh was a Guest at the Armed Forces Radio, an hour program where he extensively discussed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill; the increasing wave of unemployment, Peace, Security and Sustainable Development.

A note from the Peace Corps of Nigeria to the General Public


You have carefully followed Readings of the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill from the Hallowed Chambers of the National Assembly; you have also celebrated with us on the timely passage of the Bill. Now you know Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) – the true PEACE CORPS in Nigeria (not National Unity and Peace Corps.) You also, can now clearly distinguish between the Recruitment Form of both organizations as the name and other distinctively features, show the difference.

With clarity on which organization stands authentic and waiting Presidential ascent, I implore you to carefully reach out to the various Peace Corps of Nigeria Command Offices (ONLY), to pick the PCN Recruitment Forms. DO NOT PURCHASE ON THE STREETS or a passive open market. The forms cost N1,500 ONLY. Do not pick it at a cost higher than N1,500 (amount boldly written at the base of the front right hand corner of every form). Any other charge is strictly at your discretion and not a legal representation of the PCN sales policy.

Should there be complaint of extortion, State Command or Headquarter location; scarcity or challenge of any other kind, in obtaining the form(s), reach me on these numbers: 08095939192, 08036239736, 08074789687 or send a whatsapp chat on the MTN line. Your complaints will meet needed guides from me. For effective weeding, it pays to nip at the bud so save us the resources to clamp down on Sales Agents with outrageous and extra-high charges. PLEASE, pick PCN Forms from our Command Offices and Help us maintain her integrity. We are one of Peace Men!

Universal Peace Federation awards Amb. (Dr) Dickson A O Akoh of Peace Corps of Nigeria

It was a glamorous showcase as the Universal Peace Federation of Nigeria in her Annual Assembly 2016 presented an award to the Nigerian Peace Corps through the National Commandant Amb. (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh FCITr, FCPA who was ably represented by his deputy Dr. Edet B. Ekpeyong (DNC Administration/FCT commandant) who equally received an award of AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE.

The event which took place at Owerri Hotel plaza, Imo state capital, opposite NUJ Secretariat, Port Harcourt road in which the Nigerian Peace Corps men and officers were seen gallantly dressed in their ceremonial outfit. The NPC officers and other security agencies were strategically positioned in the arena of the event in a bid to ensure that peace and tranquility is enjoyed by all. Dr. Raphael Ogar Oko, the Secretary General, Universal Peace Federation (Nigeria) stated that the Universal Peace Federation of Nigeria is a peace advocate institution, affiliated to the United Nation assembly, aimed at promoting peace in the global nation. He further praised the Nigerian Peace Corps officers for their admirable and brilliant coordination of its services and urge President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the Nigerian Peace Corps bill which was recently passed by the Nigerian Senate.