BREAKING: Senate finally passes Peace Corps bill

The Senate on Tuesday finally passed a bill to make the Nigerian Peace Corps a para-military agency.

The Senate adopted the conference report on the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was so advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill last year.

However, after the harmonisation of the two separate bills, the Senate had rejected the harmonised version, which has now been approved.

The bill will be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent after the House also approves‎ the harmonised version.

It is not clear if the presidency will approve of the bill as several departments in the executive including the police and the military are opposed to the legalisation of the Peace Corps which is currently a private NGO.

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19 Comments on “BREAKING: Senate finally passes Peace Corps bill

  1. This is a welcome development and I join many Nigerian Youths to say kudos to the National Commandant of Nigerian Peace Corps, Dr. Dickson Akoh for his doggedness and thanks to the 8th Senate. Forward ever, NPC!

  2. Congratulations to all officers of Nigeria Peace corps(NPC) and celebration continue Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. A journey of a thousand miles always starts with a step.

    #PeaceMen are patient people

  4. This is Victory for a good fight on the part of the Peace Corp of Nigeria. I congratulate you Mr. Akoh for your relentless efforts. Long live peace Corp! Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  5. We are coming to our destination point God cari on

  6. l really appreciated the efforts of both Senate and the house of representatives after much deliberations and comes to a conclusion to finally passed the bill to make the Nigerian peace corps a para- military. This new development will also reduced the rate of unemployment in the country.

  7. May Allay assist,protect and guid Nagerian Peace Corps, this NPC is a importance issues for Nigerian youth and Nigera in general,may Allah bless our dear Nation.Up Nigerian Peace Corps.

  8. Nice one … I wish I will be employ into this group

  9. The presidency has no option than to sign it. Because military and police with court of law cannot make peace in Nigeria, all they understand are war, arrest and prison. Peace Corps is set up for making peace before, during and after any form of unrest or war.

  10. Please President Muhammadu Buhari help Nigerian youths to approved the Nigeria peace corps.

  11. Please we pleads to Mr President to please sign the bill to enable we youth to get a job.

  12. http://sunnewsonline.com/nigeria-peace-corps-bill-not-before-buhari-enang/

    The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, says Nigeria Peace Corps Bill is yet to be presented to the President for assent.

    He said at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja that the bill was yet to complete its legislative process at the National Assembly.

    Enang said that he was unaware of any bill that had been passed by the legislature that was pending before Buhari for his endorsement.
    Enang advised the public not to be worried about the bill.

    “The Bill processes have not been completed and it has not been forwarded to the president for assented to become law.

  13. If so said by the SSA to the president, then I fully hope the process will be hastened up so that this great NPC will become more effective soonest before the year runs out and get us fully employed.

  14. Very soon, d bill shall be finally passed by d grace of God.

  15. I appeal to the national Assembly and the president of Nigeria (president Muhammad Buhari) to approve the bill,it would help help Nigerian unity and also,reduce unemployment. May God Almighty Allah continues to guide,protect and direct our leaders.

  16. The Peace Corps have come to stay. It is a good development and on the part of the national commandant, I say kudos to you and your team for a good fight. All your sufferings will not be in vain. We wait for the signing of the Bill by the president. The earlier the better for the Executives. Long live Peace Corps of Nigeria, Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  17. Oh ALLAH help us we nigerians youth to our father nigerian precident muhammadu buhari to sign peace coap bill we need your approve baba! we need your approve baba!! we need your approve baba!!!

  18. I love peace corps nigeria:*.
    Ples, the national assembly agent
    presented de nigeria peace corps bill to the presidency of nigeria,
    to ples sign de bill, to de development of his gud government.

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