The National Unity and Peace Corps was founded on August 3rd, 1992 by the late Prof. Humphry Ogoegbunam and a team of dedicated individuals. Since its establishment, the organization has played a crucial role in promoting National Unity, Peace, and Security in Nigeria.
The National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) has been actively engaged in Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Crisis Mitigation, and the General Security of Lives and Properties. It has provided support services to other law enforcement agencies and has focused on maintaining peace, particularly in rural areas and densely populated environments. As the organization progressed over the years, we were able to resolve some communal crisis and tribal wars. Notable among them is Umuleri and Aguleri crisis, in Anambra State, Ezza and Ezillo in Ebonyi State, Ife and modakeke in Oyo State among others.
In 2006, the Federal Ministry of Interior, granted operational license to the organization due to its outstanding performances.
On the 3rd of April, 2013, Stanislus Chinedu Nneji, who had been assisting the late Commandant General until his retirement, emerged the Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps. In accordance with the laws of the land, Stanislus Chinedu Nneji was duly incorporated as the substantive Commandant General and the Head of the organization. Under his leadership, the organization underwent significant reengineering, resulting in a massive boost and successes in their various operations which includes resolution of crisis in some affected communities, proper and continuous engagement of the National Assembly of Nigeria, engaging the international organizations like the UN, WHO, Common wealth etc.
The National Assembly of Nigeria recognized our accomplishments and granted us favor. Although our aspiration to become a full Government Agency is yet to be realized, they have granted us the legislation to operate as such. As a testament to our growth, the organization has rapidly expanded to all the 774 Local Government Areas, 36 States of the Federation, with its Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. Our staff strength currently exceeds 40,000, comprising well-qualified personnel who are adept at handling various aspects of security, including cybercrime detection and the protection of lives and properties.
The Peace Corps, as we are fondly called, has achieved significant successes in various communities, earning favorable recognition from traditional rulers and state governments.
However, we recognize that there is still room for growth. Therefore, we are committed to expanding our reach and meeting the global challenges of security by providing continuous training and retraining to our members.
Our commitment to growth and meeting global security challenges remains unwavering. As the world evolves, so do the threats and risks we face. The National Unity and Peace Corps recognizes the importance of staying ahead of these challenges through constant training and development.
We understand that security is not limited to physical threats alone. In today’s digital age, cybercrime has become a significant concern. To address this growing menace, we have dedicated resources to enhance our capabilities in cybercrime detection and prevention. Our personnel undergo specialized training to handle digital threats and protect individuals, organizations, and the nation as a whole from cyber-attacks.
Furthermore, we prioritize the security of lives and properties in both public and private domains. We work closely with communities, businesses, and stakeholders to foster a safe and secure environment for all.
Our efforts extended beyond urban centers to rural areas, ensuring that no community was left vulnerable to crime or conflict.
To sustain our positive impact, we value collaboration and partnership. We actively engage with traditional rulers, local authorities, and state governments to foster a coordinated approach to security. By working hand in hand with these stakeholders, we can achieve greater results and effectively address the unique security challenges faced by different regions and communities.
As we look to the future, our vision extends beyond national borders. We recognize that security is a global concern, and as such, we seek to contribute to international peacekeeping efforts. By sharing our expertise and collaborating with other peacekeeping organizations, we aim to promote stability and harmony not only within Nigeria but also in the wider international community.
The National Unity and Peace Corps is driven by a strong sense of duty, professionalism, and dedication to the welfare of the people we serve. We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability in all our endeavors. Through continuous improvement, adaptation, and innovation, we strive to be at the forefront of security, peacekeeping, and conflict resolution, setting an example for other organizations to follow.
Together, with the support of our dedicated staff, partners, and the Nigerian people, we will continue to make significant strides towards a more secure and peaceful society. Our journey towards national unity and lasting peace is ongoing, and we invite all stakeholders to join hands with us as we forge ahead.