Peace Corps Nigeria: About, Salary, Ranks & How to Apply
Perhaps you are wondering about the salary of the Peace Corps officers, this article will address all you need to know about the topic.
You will also come to know what the Peace Corps of Nigeria is and what its goals are. So I urge you to read carefully, in order not to miss anything.
WHAT IS PEACE CORPS NIGERIA?
Peace Corps of Nigeria is a non-governmental organization of uniformed youths. It is committed to promoting national peace, creativity and youth development.
The Peace Corps of Nigeria was started on the 10th of July, 1998 by Amb. (Dr.) Dickson A. O. Akoh, in order to connect with the aspirations, unique personalities, fears and hope of the Nigerian youths.
FUNCTIONS OF PEACE CORPS NIGERIA
The function of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) is dissipated across the following:
- Promotion of peace and order in society
- The development of youth and empowerment
- Volunteerism and humanitarian activities
- Ensuring environmental health
- Its members work with the government on different levels, which could include: civil society, education, community-based organizations and so on.
THE SALARY STRUCTURE OF PEACE CORPS OF NIGERIA (PCN)
From our research, we saw that the Peace Corps of Nigeria regular members get a monthly salary of not less than N40, 000.
An Assistant Superintendent on level 8 however receives about N125, 000 while officers on the Inspectorate cadre (level 7) in Peace Corps of Nigeria get N80, 000 as monthly salary.
Generally, the salary structure of the Peace Corps of Nigeria is dependent on the ranking systems of the organization.
THE RANKING OF PEACE CORPS OF NIGERIA
From the highest to the lowest, here is the ranking of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN):
- Commandant General
- Deputy Commandant General
- Assistant Commandant General
- Deputy Commandant
- Assistant Commandant
- Chief Superintendent
- Deputy Superintendent
- Assistant Superintendent
- Inspector 1
- Inspector 2
- Inspector 3
- Corps Assistant 1
- Corps Assistant 2
- Corps Assistant 3
- Private Corps
HOW TO JOIN THE PEACE CORPS OF NIGERIA (PCN)
If your interest has been sparked and you are wondering how you can join the Peace Corps of Nigeria, then you must focus attention here.
To join the PCN, you definitely have to be a Nigerian youth, male or female. Attention is not placed on your status, political or religious status, ethnicity, state of origin and social status.
You can join the Peace Corps of Nigeria in three cadres: Regular member, Volunteer cadre and Student Member.
REGULAR MEMBER CADRE#
PCN accepts application from youths who are between the ages of 18 to 35 years and have a minimum qualification of SSCE. These men and women are trained and given orientation. They are therefore given Peace Officers of Peace Men as title afterward. The Peace Officers are under the Regular Member Cadre and they are entitled to monthly stipends.
Retired professionals and employees are also allowed to serve with the Peace Corps of Nigeria under the volunteer cadre. To work with the Peace Corps of Nigeria as a Peace Corps volunteer, an individual must be ready to commit time, energy, intelligence, experience, knowledge and other possible resources towards the growth of the organization.
Although the Peace Corps volunteers are not entitled to stipends, they are given ID cards, uniforms, kits, Fez-caps, T-Shirts, and other things.
PCN is also open to Nigerian students in both secondary and tertiary levels to enroll. The student membership in the Peace Corps is based on the voluntary.
In order to register with Peace Corps of Nigeria as either of the above, kindly log on to www.peacecorpsofnigeria.org
The entire citizens of Nigeria are interested to know the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the peace corps of Nigeria. Here are all the latest updates about the peace corps of Nigeria.
About the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN)
The Peace Corps of Nigeria came into existence as a non-governmental and youth organization. The PCN has an ongoing commitment to enhance national creativity and to work towards achieving peace and youth development in Nigeria.
It was established by Amb. (Dr) Dickson A.O. Akohon, a youth development advocate on Friday, July 10 1998, in Kaduna State.
The purpose of the establishment of the PCN was to understand their unique abilities and personalities of the average Nigerian youth, to share their dreams, fears, hopes, failures, and successes with a view to enhancing their potentials towards the socio-economic and political development of Nigeria.
The Peace Corps of Nigeria is already registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and they have been given formal recognition by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the office of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and the Federal Ministry of Education.
Furthermore, they have been accorded a global recognition by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Africa Union (AU).
As at June 2019, PCN had over 78,247 volunteers and 113,822 registered staff officers in all the 36 states of Nigeria as well as in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Is the Peace Corps of Nigeria Approved?
As at the time of writing, the Peace Corps of Nigeria is yet to be approved. The reason is that the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is yet to asset the bill.
A lot of Nigerians are optimistic about the Peace Corps of Nigeria. The youths believe that the Peace Corps of Nigeria will create employment opportunities which will be helpful in reducing the unemployment rate in the country.
On the other hand, the Nigerian citizenry believed that if approved into a paramilitary government agency, the Nigerian Peace Corps will address the security concerns in the country and provide basic security to Nigerians.
On July 25, 2017, the Peace Corps Bill was passed by the 8th National Assembly but the President withheld assent to the bill. President Buhari declined assent to the Peace Corps Bill citing duplication of duties and shortage of funds as his reasons.
Moreover, the President said that funding the Peace Corps of Nigeria will be a burden on his government.
Also, recall that the Peace Corps of Nigeria had been previously involved in a bunch of controversies with other Nigerian security outfits – the Department of State Security Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police.
Update on Nigeria Peace Corps Bill
Ali Ndume, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army reintroduced the Peace Corps Bill in the senate.
The bill proposed a move to change the Peace Corps from a non-governmental organization into a paramilitary government agency which will be known as the Nigerian Peace Corps.
The senator representing Borno South senatorial district, Senator Ali Ndume pointed out that the Peace Corps will reduce the workload of the security agencies in Nigeria and provide adequate security for Nigerians.
The Peace Corps Bill passed through the first reading of the Senate on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
Also, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub hinted that the President could assent the bill.
Due to the recent security concerns in Nigerian, a lot of people have called for the establishment of more security organizations.
In the South West, the Yorubas are agitating for the establishment of Amotekun. Probably, President Buhari may approve the Nigerian Peace Corps to address the security problems in Nigeria.