From Godwin Tsa, Abuja
Peace Corps of Nigeria has secured a $561 million empowerment fund for its members across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
With a present population of 187,000 members, the corps secured $3,000 for each of the members to be invested in Zugacoin international online business.
National Commandant of the corps, Dickson Akoh, disclosed this at a three-day training for the members to prepare them for the venture.
Akoh said the empowerment fund was made possible by Sam Zuga as compensation and encouragement to the members for their resilience and commitment to the corps for 24 years without government financial support.
The commandant said Zuga who attended the 24th Founder’s Day celebration of the corps in July made the pledge of $3,000 worth of Zugacoin to the members and thanked him for fulfilling the promise.
He explained that the digital literacy training for officers across the country was aimed at enabling them access and activate their Zugacoin accounts, adding that their individual accounts would be credited with the money at the end of the training.