“Uniformed Youth Volunteers should Be Paid Allowances”- Amb. Okocha Morgan

Director – General of Security & Foresenic Studies, Nigeria, Amb. Okocha Morgan also DG College of Detective & Legal Studies Nigeria stated this at the
brainstorming workshop organised by National Association of Uniform Voluntary Youth Organisation titled ” The Role of Uniform Voluntary Youth Organisation in Complimenting Security Agencies” held yesterday, 7th Sept. 2018 at Abuja, that government should look into payment of allowances to the uniform youth volunteers in Nigeria and to enact into law.

Amb. Okocha Morgan receiving Award

“Volunteering costs money because when people come to volunteer, expenses are incurred. They incurred some logistics expenses . They should be paid at least allowances and I am asking the government to look into the matter and profers it enacted into law”. He said.

Speaking at the event

The Security guru who was awarded ” Intelligence and Security Icon of Nigeria” at the event  spoke more on how the nation can harness the power of youth through volunteering to compliments efforts of Nigeria security agencies for unity and peace keeping.

“The core mandates of the volunteerism is to develop and empower the youths, in order to facilitate Peace, Volunteerism, Community Services, Neighbourhood Watch, nation-building and other related matters so their roles can never be emphasised. Government has to  motivate them better,  to harness the services they are offering better”.

The Nigeria Security Expert, Morgan talking about the challenge ahead of him as one of the award recipients,  says,  “Honouring me today is a testament that what ever your doing someone, somewhere is watching and it will propel me to put more efforts in what am doing as far as security studies and advancement in Nigeria is concerned”

One of the award recipient in. Photograph with one of the volunteers

However, the workshop was organised to deliberate on ways to promote youth participation through volunteering, train the participants on avaliable opportunities to engage in local and national action, and provides learning experiences for them to contribute to peace and development as uniformed volunteers, as well build their skills and professional experience.

 

By Pamela Ogwata

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