The Peace Corps of Nigeria, under the administration of Amb. Dickson Akoh, recently conducted a three-day training program for its officers across 36 states in the country.
The training, which took place in Lagos, was focused on digital literacy and was attended by over 1,000 officers from Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo states.
The first phase of the training was made possible by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Peace Corps of Nigeria and the UK-based ASQ Development and Training Company.
The three-day training program was an intensive workshop and lecture series aimed at providing IT-related training for officers of the Peace Corps.
An observer from the ASQ Development and Training Company, Comrade Ibrahim Adeoye, expressed his delight at the turnout of the program and the response of the officers to the training.
ASQ has stated its commitment to creating more opportunities for the youth to receive training and is eager to partner with the Peace Corps of Nigeria to train more young people across the country.
During the training, the National Commandant of the Peace Corps, Amb. Dickson Ak, spoke with the officers and encouraged them to be resourceful and patriotic citizens. He commended the efforts of the three state commandants who were present for the training.
The Lagos State Commandant, Pat Williams Kuforiji, also spoke about the training and praised Amb. Dickson Akoh, who he described as a mentor and fatherly figure to the youth. He highlighted that the Peace Corps bill is currently awaiting the presidential accent, but in the meantime, the organization is focusing on digital literacy to equip its officers with the latest technology.
A Peace Corps officer, who chose to remain anonymous, spoke to the Titansloaded and pleaded with the President to sign the Peace Corps bill into law. The recent training program marks a significant step forward for the Peace Corps of Nigeria and its mission to equip the youth with the necessary skills for the future.
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