It was a unique and colourful Tuesday morning being 21st November, 2017, as the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh, officially unveiled the new ceremonial dress of the Corps.
The unveiling ceremony, which took place during the National Executive Council/State Commandants’ Meeting held at the National Headquarters of the Corps, Gwarimpa Abuja, was witnessed by members of the Board of Trustees, National Executive Council Members and all the State Commandants.
The National Commandant, who expressed delight at the choice of the new ceremonial dress, which was adopted after lots of consideration, pointed out the uniqueness, peculiarity and appeal of its features, said that it is expected to replace the old one.
He observed with dismay the illegal acquisition and production of official ceremonial dress and its accessories by officers and men nationwide, especially Bauchi, Lagos and Kaduna Commands, warning that any production and usage of the new dress without recourse to the National Headquarters will attract severe sanctions.
According to the National Commandant, the redesigning of the new ceremonial dress became necessary in view of the serious abuse the old one was subjected to.
States Command are to disseminate this information to all personnel via Local Government Commanders for total compliance.