Peace Corps Of Nigeria: Exploitation Of Vulnerable Job Seekers

Barely 3-years after 6.5 million Nigerians in all 37 states were crammed together in respective recruitment centers for 4000 vacant positions in the Nigerian Immigration Service, the tendencies of having a re-occurence of the tragedy that gained world attention is likely being rehearsed at the ongoing recruitment into the Peace Corps Of Nigeria . 

It would be recalled that in the March 2014 Nigeria Immigration Recruitment tragedy, at least 16 job seekers were confirmed dead with scores of people with scores of people fatally injured. 

The major causes of death was plausibly hinged on overcrowding, stampede, exhaustion, and impatience of the applicants. 

It is however expected that Nigeria had learnt her lesson with the cause-effect approach, thus using the successive recruitment exercises such as the Nigerian Police Force as a litmus test.

However, the horrid report coming from the Peace Corps Of Nigeria is not only saddening, but also a reflection of the fact that we have a long way to go in our recruitment exercises, hence the need for urgent attention by relevant authorities to curtail the inhumane cum daylight robbery process in the guise of employment. 

The Peace Corps process is fresh, and recognised as one of the employment opportunities of the Buhari led change government, yet a process where exploitation of job seekers have been taken to the next level. Imagine, where the unemployed going through recruitment paid N40,000 and the greatest shocker was when they got to know that this money was just for uniform and accommodation alone, without shoe. 

However, the accommodation settled for was just a mere illusion as the N8,000 people taken from Abuja were posted to Durben Polytechnic Bwari, a place that cannot accommodate one quarter of the population. Many of them slept outside the premises as Nigerians have learnt their lessons. 

The activities of the Peace Corps Of Nigeria recruitment process must be checkmated, the exploitation of vulnerable job seekers must be stopped, especially in a new paramilitary yet to be take its full operation in the country.


Maryam Wokili 

9 comments:

  1. We slept outside in the field on the floor. And nobody addressed us on the accommodation issue. And they also made us pay 1,000 naira the day we arrived the camp in Durben Polytechnic Bwari, they said it was for magazine

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    1. Did anybody force you to join peace corps, and where were you since all these days when the bill was crawling? Na you buy am, so shut the fuck up and concentrate on training you bloody cadet, I also faced the same treatment before I became and officer in 2016, so its not news

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  2. The Peace Corp of Nigeria is not organized. They asked us to go home and that they'll tell us when to come back. And we're still waiting till now. It's morethan a week now. Our 40,000 + 1,000 is in their bank account. Most people slept in the classrooms on the floor.

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    1. Keep complaining, were you not there when police went to halt the training and stopped the camp? Keep making notice, even the old officers paid the same morning and got same treatment. I don't why you ppl are now making noise now...

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    2. Solomon Ayodeji you are a very stupid and mannerless person, bloody idiot. I'm not sure you are an officer in the Peace Corp, because you can't even spell or make a correct sentence. You must be a mistake to the entire Peace Corp Of Nigeria, you FOOL.

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  3. They took our money and the only thing they provided us was a venue. Out of 10,000 of us the applicants, they only gave a white t-shirt and blue shorts to only 100 people. The rest of us didn't get any uniforms or whatsoever. They also didn't provide accommodation.

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  4. I paid 70,000 but d receipt to d payment given to me show only 40,000 and yet no hope plus dey kip extorting us.

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    1. You paid 70000 to who? That's your business though, cos everyone paid 40000, I don't know why yours is different

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