Amb. (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh, FCITr, FCPA was born in Dordan Barracks, Obalende, Lagos on the 10th of July, 1973 to the family of Mr Simon A. Ojonye, a retired Army Warrant Officer. Amb. Akoh, in his unquenchable quest for knowledge, holds a B. Sc (Hons) Degree in Sociology from the University of Abuja and was thereafter conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities) by the Commonwealth University, Belize, South America.
Dr Akoh, who is the Founder and Pioneer National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, was not in control of his humble beginning but he set his goals right and took control of his future. Today, he has a reason to smile. Akoh is Nigeria’s number 1 personal achievement strategist. His passion is for peace and social order and to see the youths adequately empowered with a view to achieving their individual and collective goals.
Akoh cut his teeth in Leadership and Citizenship Training quite early in life; he was a Troop Leader with the Boys Scout Movement and also served as a Zonal Leader for the International Red Cross Society in Benue State. Amb. Akoh also has a 4-year stint with the Nigerian Army Cadet Corps in Kaduna. He has attended several National and International Youth Seminars, Workshops and Camps where he acquired Certificates and experiences in policy making as it affects the youth.
Akoh is very vast in the fields of Security and Safety Measures, Peace Education and Conflict Resolution, Patriotism and Nation Building, Leadership and Citizenship Training. He is a member of the Conflict Resolution Stakeholders Network (CRESNET).
He is a recipient of over Fifty (50) Awards/Honours from different national and international institutions and bodies. Few among his numerous awards are:
Also, in recognition of his sterling leadership qualities and contributions to humanity, he was conferred with Chieftaincy titles amongst which are:
He has, in recognition of his landmark strides, received more awards, which include:
Presently, Akoh is the Secretary, Board of Trustees of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, which is the umbrella Body of all Youth Organizations in Nigeria.
Amb. (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh, whose hobbies are Lawn Tennis, Reading, Traveling, Listening to good music, making and socializing with friends, he resides in Abuja with his family.