By Millicent Umoru-O

As part of its effort to collaborate with relevant stakeholders towards ensuring peace and Unity in Nigeria and world at large, the Peace Corps of Nigeria yesterday played host to staff and students of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges, Abuja, NTIC,

The NTIC is one of the most reputable and high ranking Schools in Nigeria, with Campuses in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna and Yobe States, in their zeal to preaching peace in the country, paid a familarization and working Visit to the Peace Corps of Nigeria, to seek Partnership in the Student Peace Work Project of the Institution.

The Supervisory Teacher, Halima Imam lauded the Peace Corps of Nigeria for steering colossal Peace Initiatives across the Nation. Adding that, the NTIC has followed with keen interest the activities of the Corps over the years and are convinced of the good work the Corps is doing to mitigate the security challenges faced in the country and that informed the NTIC choice for seeking Partnership with the Corps

On her part, the President of the NTIC Peace Work Team, Halima Shettima, explained that the Peace Work Project was inspired by the outcome of a Questionaire Initiative conducted in the School consequent upon current happenings in the Society, of which Students of the School made very incisive and insightful Responses proffering possible solutions. Other Students and Members of the Project Team made intelligent and elaborate inputs regarding the Aims and Modalities of the Student Peace Work

In his response, the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Prof. Dickson Akoh, expressed his deep pleasure in seeing Teenagers at such early stage of Development understanding and embracing Peace Building and conflict management. He disclosed that he got to fully comprehend the concept of Peace after his Secondary Education, and affirmed his confidence that the Students of NTIC Peace Work will do much better and go very further in Peace Building considering their early start in life. Prof. Akoh promised that the Peace Corps will, not merely issue Letter of Collaboration, but will make far reaching Technical and Material investments in this noble course, which he admitted was in perfect consonance with the Fundamental Objective of establisbing the Peace Corps of Nigeria.

High light of the event was the handing over of the Peace Corps Soveneirs to the Students on behalf of the Corps by the NationalCommandant, Prof. Dickson Akoh, while in turn the President of the NTIC Peace Work gave a beautiful Card of Honour made by the students to the Peace Corps of Nigeria.

Both Parties assured that the Student Peace Work Initiative shall make remarkable impact in the School and the Nigerian Student Community in general.

Present at the event are some members of the Peace Corps Council, the Country Focal Person of Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Workers Associations, Engr. Uzoh Ifeanyi and Mazi Oscar David Kalu-Member Board of Trustees of the National Youth Council of Nigeria.

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