I spotted this article on Nigeria’s “peace corps’ …we’re getting a bad name even when we do have PCVs in country! Now we are truant officers

                      Nigeria: Peace Corps Launches Squad to Monitor Students

Mustapha Suleiman and Romoke Ahmad

30 July 2009


The Peace Corps of Nigeria recently launched an anti-students loitering squads to monitor loitering among students in various schools in the FCT.The event which held at the Women Development Centre, attracted the Onah of Abaji, Alhaji Baba Yunisa, Abuja Environmental Protection Board’s Director, Engineer Abubakar Shehu Yabo, FCT Director of Basic and Secondary Education Department.

AEPB Director Engr. Yabo, lamented over the problems of juvenile delinquencies among youths in the country, despite moral and religious teachings being given to them.

“Despite moral and religious teachings, the youths are still swimming in the ocean of destructions by engaging in armed robbery, drug addiction, exam malpractices, bush burning, illegal quarrying, hawking, begging, littering, improper disposal of wastes which cost government fortunes to clear, and other forms of environmental degradation,” he said.

The AEPB boss further lamented that the youths are being used as weapons of mass destruction in various parts of the world and he appealed to stakeholders in the FCT to participate fully in fighting juvenile delinquency among youths in the FCT.

Earlier in his address, the National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Ambassador Dickson Akoh explained that the members of the newly launched squad will be posted to various schools in the FCT with the instruction of curbing students loitering and other acts capable of affecting their educational growth.

He said Peace Corps being a youth’s oriented organization will continue to implement initiatives that will add values to youths’ development in the county.