306 Peace Corps volunteers sworn in at Ogun camp


Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State
At least 306 Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) volunteers commenced the Gentlemen Cadets Orientation Programme at the Federal Government Girls College, Sagamu, Ogun, on Tuesday.
The PCN is a non-governmental and uniformed youth organisation that focuses on harnessing and redirecting youths’ productive energies toward socio-economic advancement.
The PCN National Commandant, Dickson Akoh, said the three-week training would help prepare the volunteers for a life of servitude as peace ambassadors.
Akoh said the cadets would be exposed to intensive skills acquisition, sensitisation programmes on healthcare, millennium development goals and leadership training.
He advised them to embrace virtues that would help them develop their innate intelligence and creative potential in order to make them more useful to the society.
The commandant also urged the cadets to participate fully in the training activities, stressing that the exercise would be beneficial for their development.
“The PCN, through its volunteer programme, has strongly reaffirmed its commitment at liberating yet another set of future leaders from all forms of vices to a more purposeful and useful life.
“Our vision is embedded in ensuring a prosperous society, where everyone will live in peace with one another regardless of our ethnic and religious differences,” he said.
Akoh urged the cadets to be disciplined and strive to uphold good morals throughout the duration of the exercise.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PCN was founded by Akoh on July 10, 1998 in Kaduna through his passion and commitment for national peace and youth development.
The PCN was accorded a special consultative status by the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in January 2013 and currently have over 92,000 volunteer cadets nationwide. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper