The Nigerian Peace corps ranking system is different from what is obtainable in the ranks of the Nigerian army, navy or air force. The peace corp of Nigeria salary structure is also different as they depend on donations from local and international donor agencies; grants for specific projects; subventions from governments and private corporations e.t.c.
Recently, the Nigerian Peace Corp bill was passed into law to allow the Peace Corp in Nigeria ranks (PCN) to join other paramilitary agencies in Nigeria like the NSCDC, Customs, Immigrations, FRSC e.t.c and to be placed on the Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS). The Corp was founded by (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh to foster national creativity, unity, peace, youth development and and re-orientation, no wonder the Nigerian Peace Corp motto is “Discipline and Patriotic Services” which is their primary function.
Just like the Nigerian immigration, the highest rank in the Peace Corp is the Commandant-General (CG) followed by six Deputy Commandant General (DCGs) and six Assistant Commandant – General (ACGs). All these various positions and recruitment into the corp must be according to the law and must be drawn from the six geopolitical zones which should reflect the Federal Character principle.
Peace Corp of Nigeria Ranks
Below is a list of the official ranking structure of the Nigerian Peace Corp from the highest to the lowest:
- COMMANDANT GENERAL “CG” (1 NPC ARM, 2 STAR, 1 EAGLE)
- DEPUTY COMMANDANT GENERAL “DCG” (1 NPC ARM, 1 STAR, 1 EAGLE)
- ASSISTANT COMMANDANT GENERAL “ACG” ( 1 NPC ARM, 1 NPC BAR,1 EAGLE)
- COMMANDANT “CN” (1 NPC ARM, 1 EAGLE)
- DEPUTY COMMANDANT “DCN” (1 NPC ARM, 1 STAR)
- ASSISTANT COMMANDANT “ACN” (1 NPC ARM)
- CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT “CSN” (1 STAR, 1 EAGLE)
- SUPERINTENDENT “SN” (1EAGLE)
- DEPUTY SEPERINTENDENT “DSN” (3 STAR)
- ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT 1 “ASN 1” (2 STAR)
- ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT 2 “ASN 2” (1 STAR)
- INSPECTOR 1 “INSPECTOR 1” ( 3 STRIP METAL BAR)
- INSPECTOR 2 “INSPECTOR 2” (2 STRIP METAL BAR)
- INSPECTOR 3 “INSPECTOR 3” (1 STRIP METAL BAR)
- CORPER ASSISTANT 1 ” CORPER 1″ ( 3 STRIP WOOL BAR)
- CORPER ASSISTANT 2 “CORPER 2” (2 STRIP WOOL BAR)
- CORPER ASSISTANT 3 “CORPER 1” (1 STRIP WOOL BAR)
- PRIVATE CORPER “PRIVATE” (1 EMPTY WOOL BAR) Lowest rank in the Peace Corp
Apart from the above ranked officers, PCN general allows for other membership opportunities. The membership is an exclusive reserve of Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35. It doesn’t matter your gender, political status, social status, ethnic group, state of origin or religious affiliations.
The membership is divided in 3 categories:
- Permanent Staff Officers
- Peace Corps Volunteer
- Student Membership
Peace Corp of Nigeria Salary Structure (2021)
The salary structure of the Peace Corp of Nigeria (PCN) is being paid according to ranks, i.e from the highest to the lowest as with all uniformed jobs in Nigeria. This means that the Commandant General salary of the Nigerian Peace Corp will earn higher than other ranks.
The Nigerian Peace Corp bill was passed by the senate into law to allow the Peace Corp in Nigeria to join other paramilitary agencies in Nigeria like the NSCDC, Customs, Immigrations, FRSC e.t.c and to be placed on the Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS).
Although, no official report or document online shows how much an officer in the Nigerian Peace Corp is paid monthly or yearly, we believe that the peace corp of Nigeria salary structure will be in the same range as the FRSC salary scale, since they are both paramilitary agencies in Nigeria that are unarmed. There are also benefits accrued to staff of the corp aside from their monthly remunerations.
According to their official website, the Peace Corp of Nigeria is funded from the following sources: Donations from Local and International Donor Agencies; Grants for specific projects; Subventions from Governments and Private Corporations; Enlistments Fee; Identity Card Fees; Weekly Development Fee by Members; Camp Fees; Gifts and Bequest.
Monies gotten from these sources are used to pay up the officers and staff of the corp. Also, graduates salary of the Nigerian Peace Corp should be higher than those recruited with o’level certificates. Recruitment into the corp is also done yearly.
Some of the Aims and Functions of Peace Corps are as follows:
(a) Promote Social and Economic Development by involving Members and Volunteers in the scheme through working with Government, Schools, Non-Profit Organizations, non-Governmental Organizations, etc. in order to preoccupy the youths;
(b) To empower and pre-occupy Nigerian Youths through job creation and provision of alternative employment;
(c) Training Nigerian Youths with good virtuous, strong passion and commitment to the art of Patriotism, Volunteerism Community Services and Nation Building;
(d) To train and equip the Youths with knowledge for Peace Education, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Reconciliation and Confidence Building;
(e) To give distinct orientation to the Youths and engage them in the provision of essential services.
For more latest news updates on peace corp of Nigeria, visit their website at https://peacecorpsofnigeria.org/ for more details especially on recruitment and application into the corp.