The Peace Corps Ranking Structure in Nigeria.

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It is not surprising that many Nigerians, even those that are very close to the individuals working under this paramilitary agency, do not have an idea what the Peace Corps ranking structure in Nigeria is. Well, Nigerian force agencies like the FRSC and many more and such as PCN, are expected to make information within their structure easily accessible to public knowledge just like that. However, we at schooldrillers.com have figured out the ranking structure and also the payment scale for each officers in Nigeria. This is absolutely for your information and entertainment alone.

THE ORIGIN OF PEACE CORP OF NIGERIA

After dissipating a lot of time, energy and resources into research work in a bid to achieve a functional and sustainable growth index in youth development and re-orientation, Dr Akoh observed that Nigeria, although endowed with enormous human and natural resources that could aid the youth in the discovery and attainment of their full potentials, was still deficient in comprehensive and practical orientation programmes, which would serve as social mechanisms to assist the youth to cope with the many challenges of the 21st century.

Peace Corps of Nigeria, which is committed to National Creativity, Peace and Youth Development met all legal specifications and is incorporated in Nigeria under Companies and Allied Matters Act, Part C/20, LFN 2004, with IT Number CAC/IT/4589 of May, 2002 and accorded government’s recognition through the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and its activities in Schools and Colleges are registered under the Federal Ministry of Education immediately after it was established in 1998 in Kaduna State by youth development Advocate and Strategist, Amb. (Dr) Dickson A.O. Akoh.

 The Void and the Factors Considered

According to Dr Akoh, the scenario constituted a huge impediment to the positive development of the Nigerian youth. Hence in a bid to fill the void by providing a veritable platform for character development and empowerment of the youth, he took the historical step of establishing the PCN.

Since inception, PCN has helped develop and empower young people by providing gainful employment for the youth; facilitate Peace building and Conflict prevention/Management, encouraged Volunteerism, engaged in different forms of Community Services, including Neighborhood-Watch, and promote Nation-building.

Challenges and Impact

From its inception to date, PCN and its members have encountered diverse contemporary challenges, but each member of the Corps had been trained to approach such challenges with strict discipline, unwavering patriotism and undying passion.

The efforts of Peace Corps officers, particularly in Schools and Colleges, represent an enduring legacy of selfless service, and have become a significant part of social mobilization of the Nigerian youths in the onerous task of nation-building.

Symbolic Meanings of PCN’s Logo and Colors

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 colors are Green, Yellow and Red.

The Torch symbolizes National Unity and Integration; the Red Flame stands for the burning desire for academic excellence by Nigerian youths; the Open Book depicts Educational Institutions as the primary focus, the Eagle connotes Strength, the Band represents the Nigerian National Colors, while the Wreath depicts the nation’s fertile landmark and the Law of Modification, which places high premium on the youth.

In terms of the colors, 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.

The Peace Corps Ranking Structure in Nigeria.

RANK TITLE SYMBOLS
COMMANDANT GENERAL “CG” 1 NPC ARM, 2 STAR, 1 EAGLE
DEPUTY COMMANDANT GENERAL “DCG” 1 NPC ARM, 1 STAR, 1 EAGLE
ASSISTANT COMMANDANT GENERAL “ACG” 1 NPC ARM, 1 NPC BAR,1 EAGLE
COMMANDANT “CN” 1 NPC ARM, 1 EAGLE
DEPUTY COMMANDANT “DCN” 1 NPC ARM, 1 STAR
ASSISTANT COMMANDANT “ACN” 1 NPC ARM
CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT “CSN” 1 STAR, 1 EAGLE
SUPERINTENDENT “SN” 1EAGLE
DEPUTY SEPERINTENDENT “DSN” 3 STAR
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT 1 “ASN 1” 2 STAR
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT 2 “ASN 2” 1 STAR
INSPECTOR 1 “INSPECTOR 1” 3 STRIP METAL BAR
INSPECTOR 2 “INSPECTOR 2” 2 STRIP METAL BAR
INSPECTOR 3 “INSPECTOR 3” 1 STRIP METAL BAR
CORPER ASSISTANT 1 “ CORPER 1” 3 STRIP WOOL BAR
CORPER ASSISTANT 2 “CORPER 2” 2 STRIP WOOL BAR
CORPER ASSISTANT 3 “CORPER 1” 1 STRIP WOOL BAR
PRIVATE CORPER “PRIVATE” 1 EMPTY WOOL BAR (LOWEST RANK IN THE PEACE CORP)

 


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