Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), a youth-based organization, has asked on Nigerians to strictly complied to the protocols of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on the pandemic corona virus.

Dr. Dickson Akoh, who happened to be the National Commandant of the Corps, preach this during PCN’s 22nd anniversary celebrations, held at Ugboju, Benue State.

The National commandant so joyful that the PCN he began in 1998 as a small signal of his imagination, had grow into a statues with not less than 187,000 youths, with regular members and volunteers.

Akoh said, “The Peace Corps of Nigeria, therefore, is of the most considered view that policymakers, security agencies, frontline health workers and the entire citizenry must be closely-knit in a shared understanding and struggle against this invisible enemy called COVID-19.

“This is the only way we can change the narrative, in addition to keeping safe and taking necessary precautions against the insidious virus. We can achieve victory against COVID-19 by dutifully observing government’s protocol towards combating its further spread."

Dr Dickson added that, the Corps had covered all 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with a well-structured network.

In their respective remarks, Senator George Akume, the Honorable Ministers for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs and Dame Pauline Talen, the Women Affairs and Social Development, reacta via their respective representatives, appraised the contributions of PCN to national development, peace and growth.

They particularly applause the combined effort of the Corps officers in intensify the national shutdown directives by the federal government, asking on the National Assembly to fast track in passing the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill.

Prof. Innocent Ujah, President of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), who delivered a keynote address, thanked the PCN for her patriotism in sensitizing the citizens on the hazards of COVID-19 and need to strictly follow the NCDC guidelines.

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