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‘Be Wary Of Quick-Fix Economy Advocates’

Dickson Akoh
Posted: Mar 28, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)



Nedum Noble, Abuja


Dr. Dickson Akoh, the National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), has called on Nigerian youths to be wary of those calling for a quick-fix economy. Akoh urged the youths to be patient with the present administration in fixing the socio-economic situation of the country, noting that no realistic economic change can be achieved overnight.

He urged the youths to shun violence and continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his steadfastness and commitment in the fight against corruption and terrorism.

Akoh said this at the end of an extra-ordinary joint meeting of board of trustees and council of states.

The commandant of the corps explained that corruption and terrorism had been the bane of development in the country within the last decade and if eradicated will bring about the much needed development in the country.

He applauded the president’s efforts in tackling the challenges of youth unemployment in the country, just as he praised the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, in the provision of clear sense of direction for the Nigerian youths.

“We also commend the National Assembly for the timely passage of the 2016 budget, which is largely geared towards wealth and job creation for the young people of this great nation.

“We applaud the Central Bank of Nigeria for its N10 billion Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YIEDP)”, he said, admonishing that the bank ensures that the funds get to the right persons, especially at the grassroots.

Akoh disclosed that the corps has currently in its employment over 100,000 staff and over 78,246 registered volunteer corps members across the 36 states in the country, including FCT.

“It enjoys the recognition of the Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO and has since been accorded a special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council,” he said.

Meanwhile, the national commandant revealed that the corps has lost one of its officers, Tamunoemi Benson, a native of Asari Toru in Rivers State, during the state’s re-run election and urged the police to find his murderers and bring them to book.