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Peace Corps Deji of Akure advises corps members against corruption

The monarch gave the advice on Thursday in Akure when the corps members had a road-walk to his palace.

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The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, has advised the Nigeria Peace Corps, to shun corruption while performing their statutory duties.

The monarch gave the advice on Thursday in Akure, capital of Ondo State, when the corps members had a road-walk to the palace of Deji, to express their appreciation on the passage of Nigeria Peace Corps Bill by the National Assembly.

The Deputy Commandant of the Corps in the State, Mr Kayode Poroye led other corps members to the palace.

He noted that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) started just like the Peace Corps, before the bill recognized it was passed and signed into law.

“My advice is that don’t allow corruption in the organisation and you will succeed. Corruption is eroding the country so bad.

“Everybody wants to become rich through the backdoor. If you add corruption to your job, there won’t be peace.

“It is because of corruption that we have kidnapping and other vices in the country. Bring peace to Nigeria, maintain the peace, God will help you to succeed.

“I know the president will sign it into law very soon,” the monarch said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that men of the command had walked through Arakale Street of Akure from its Alagbaka office to the Deji of Akure’s palace.

They displayed banners thanking the National Assembly and President Buhari during the road-walk.

The functions of the corps include: promoting social and economic development; to empower, preoccupy the Nigerian youths through job creation and provision of alternative employment.

The Senate had on Nov. 24 passed Nigerian Peace Corps bill into law.

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