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By Daniel Domotimi March 15, 2017
The Peace Corps of Nigeria has commended Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state for purchasing over 4,000 forms for Bayelsa youths through the state Commissioner for Youths, Hon. Collins Cocodia.
The Bayelsa State Commandant, Patriot Michael Ware-Ebi made the commendation while exchanging views with media men in his office, Yenagoa, maintaining that the sale of forms into the Peace Corps of
Nigeria which the bill was passed into law by the National Assembly but waiting for the President’s assent is for the training of youths and preparing them for future leadership which is the aim objectives of corps.
Comrade Wari-Ebi further explained that Neighbour-hood Watch will be a focus as it is in the developed countries where its personnel are being posted to every street, nooks and cranny with the task of calling on security agencies when they sense any sign of breach of peace.
The Commandant said the corps can also be attached to foreigners who will be coming to the country for site seeing and tourism, saying that site seeing needs people who know the terrain very well to take them round for a better tourism outcome.
According to him, the N40.000.00, being paid to Peace Corps of Nigeria is for the cadet uniform kits, barrette, plump, belt, serviced barges and medical care throughout the duration of the training.
Other materials needed are training manuals, PCS brochures, camp ID cards, crested T-shirts, certificates for training and invitation of guest lecturers.
Meanwhile the Bayelsa state office of the National Unity and Peace Corps who quickly changed their sign post to Nigeria Peace Corps upon the successful passage of the bill when visited by our correspondent said their state commandant is off to Abuja for official assignment.
The officers seen at the Opolo office felt guilty and frightened, thinking the correspondent was a security agent who has come for arrest until he introduced himself as a pressman.
The Police Public Relations Officer Mr. Asini Botswat when contacted on what the police is doing to prevent this National Unity and Peace Corps, whose activities might breach the existing peace in the state said he is not aware of their existence.
It could be recalled that the chairman, house committee on media and public affairs, Hon. Adulrazak Namdas while addressing a press conference at the State House, Abuja said, Peace Corps of Nigeria bill which passed through third reading by December last year with a contentious issue centred on the National Unity and Peace Corps that was never was in the House of Representative.
Hon. Adulrazak said the Peace Corps of Nigeria bill was harmonized by the conference committee who organised a statutory backing to Peace Corps of Nigeria.
It is no longer news that Justice Evon Chukwu of a Federal High Court Abuja restrained the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services from disturbing and intimidating men of the Peace Corps of Nigeria from operating lawfully and awarded N10million damage against the both security outfits.
Information reaching our news desk indicated that Peace Corps of Nigeria is now slamming a N2bn suit against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector General of Police and the Director General of
the Department of State Services DSS over the unlawful arrest and detention of its National Commandant, Amb Dr. Dickson Akoh and 49 others on Tuesday 7th march 2017.
The name called Peace Corps of Nigeria may now become Nigeria Peace Corps after the Presidential assent.
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