Peace Corps of Nigeria dispels insinuations of illegally collecting monies for job placement

Peace Corps of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom state command has reacted to recent insinuations by the public that the command is engaged in illegal collection of monies for job placement in the ongoing recruitment process of the corps, describing it as false and lacking merit.

The deputy State Commandant Administration, Patriot Akpan Effiong was reacting to statement credited to a caller on Planet Radio’s flagship program THE PEOPLE’S PARLIAMENT where the caller alleged that the corps is involved in extortion of monies from those seeking employment.

According to Effiong, in a statement made available to planet news, prospective employees into the organization are only expected to pay the sum of forty thousand naira into an official account, being registration fee for admittance into the camp, adding that the fees covers service uniforms, Peace corps service Badges, Medical care, Training manual, Camp ID Card, accommodation, honorarium for guest lecturers as well as Certificate of training, service ID cards, among others.

The deputy director noted that the reason for the payment of forty thousand naira subsidized registration fee was due to high number of youths absorbed into the corps as a result of its commitment towards ensuring that the unemployed youths are meaningfully engaged.

He therefore called on the public to disregard any rumour that the organization is extorting monies from the public as there is no truth in it and that the organization will continue to act in accordance with the law.

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