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