Thousands of Unemployed Graduates Register for Peace Corps Jobs Nationwide


By Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

Against the backdrop of the recent passage of  the Peace Corps bill into law by the Senate, thousands of unemployed graduates in the 36 states of the federation have continued to storm the state offices of  the corps for job registration.

The development according to THISDAY checks, has led to the perfection of the documents and credentials of the affected unemployed graduates for proper registration.

THISDAY further learnt that the affected unemployed graduates were also said to have stormed various media representative offices of some states of the federation to place classified  advertisement in various national newspapers, especially married  females among them in order to do change of name for registration. 

Reports from states like Kwara, Kogi, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Lagos Nassarawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, among others, revealed that, unemployed graduates have continued to troop out en masse to the state offices of the Peace Corps to put their names down so as to be part of early recruitment that might likely be employed into the corps service.

However, a visit of our correspondent to state office of Peace Corps in Ilorin over the weekend revealed that, thousands of unemployed graduates were seen in large numbers waiting to register their names for job.

Sources close to other affected states in the country told our correspondent that the officials of the affected areas were allegedly charging between N60,000 and N70,000 for registration.

Sources said the state officials have the money collected from the unemployed graduates seeking to be registered allegedly to do some administrative works before the official take-off of the corps would be unveiled by the federal government.

Speaking with THISDAY in Ilorin at the weekend over the development, an unemployed graduate who sought anonymity, lauded the Senate for the passage of Peace Corps bill into law.

He said it was a big bill that the Nigerians especially unemployed graduates have been expecting to be passed into law in view of the high rate of unemployment in the country.