Discipline & Patriotic Service.

“The core mandate of the Peace Corps is to Develop; Empower and provide Gainful Employment for the Youths; to facilitate Peace; Volunteerism, Community Services; Neighbourhood Watch and Nation-building.”


Peace Corps of Nigeria is a non-governmental, uniformed youth organization, that is committed to promoting national creativity, peace and youth development. Established on July 10, 1998 in Kaduna, North West Nigeria, by youth development advocate and strategist, Amb. (Dr) Dickson A.O. Akoh, FCITr, FCPA, FNSIS.

The Corps is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission, under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990, Part C. In line with its mandate, the Peace Corps of Nigeria was accorded formal recognition by the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Youth Development, respectively.

The Corps was equally granted a special consultative status by the Africa Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). As at June 2019, the Peace Corps of Nigeria had registered over 113,822 Permanent Staff Officers and 78,247 Volunteers, and established State Commands in all the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.


In vain we build the city, if we do not first build the youth.

  • International focus

  • Discipline & growth

  • People not profits.

We make our investments in people, and in time.


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.”

The logo of Peace Corps of Nigeria comprises of a Torch with a Red Flame, an Open Book, an Eagle, a Band and a Wreath; while its colours are Green, Yellow and Red.

The Torch symbolises National Unity and Integration; the Red Flame stands for Strict Discipline to be observed by members of the Corps; the Open Book depicts Educational Institutions as the primary focus, the Eagle connotes Strength, the Band represents the Nigerian National Colours while the Wreath depicts Academic Excellence of the Nigerian Youths and the Law of Modification, which places high premium on the youth.

In terms of the colours, the Green connotes Re-Orientation as basis for Character Rejuvenation of the citizenry, while the Yellow and Red represent National Integration and Strict Discipline, respectively.

So far, PCN has membership strength of over One Hundred and Seventy-Eight Thousand (178,000) youths, comprising of Regular Members and Volunteers, mostly graduates of different disciplines. The organisation, which started like a mustard seed in a single room, now has a well-structured and coordinated Headquarters in Abuja, with a network of branches in the thirty-six (36) states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory; thus, credited with being the largest and most organised youth organisation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The core mandate of the Peace Corps is to Develop; Empower and provide Gainful Employment for the Youths; to facilitate Peace; Volunteerism, Community Services; Neighbourhood Watch and Nation-building.

The functions of the Peace Corps shall include:

  1. To enlist, mobilise, train, orientate and provide gainful employment for the youths in order to develop them as supporting agents of social order by providing a second line of public safety;
  2. To serve as a think tank and engage in educating residents of every community on security and safety measures peculiar to their neighbourhood;
  3. To uphold a bottom-up surveillance through monitoring and observation and to detect, collate, analyse and transmit intelligence data on matters that may likely cause breach of peace and security within the neighbourhood and transmit same to the appropriate Security Agency for pre-emptive measures/actions;
  4. To engage in Peace Education, Mediation and Conflict Resolution in order to advance the course of Peace-building, Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation in all communities in Nigeria;
  5. To secure Educational Institutions from intruders and to combat all forms of social decadence/vices, including cultism and examination malpractices with a view to creating peaceful and conducive atmosphere for learning;
  6. To serve as a Reservoir and Spring-board of man-power for volunteerism and involvement in social and community services such as Crowd Control, Tour Guard/Guide, Emergency Relief Services, Rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons, Voters’ Registration, Election Duties, Census, Immunization, Sanitation and First Aid;
  7. To set up a Centre saddled with the responsibility of training and building the capacity of the youths in the areas of Critical Thinking, Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurial and Skill Acquisition and;
  8. To carry out other functions as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly or any Bye-law.

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