House of Reps Denies passage National Unity and Peace Corps Bill
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, February 10, 2017, Reps spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas said the National Assembly did not merge any organisation with the Nigerian Peace Corps.
“One thing I want to clarify is that in the House, we don’t have any Bill known as National Unity and Peace Corps Bill,” Reps spokesman said.
“I want to say that we don’t have anything as National Unity and Peace Corps or anything said to be harmonized. A bill passed in the House of Representatives or Senate alone can not be a law, so a conference committee (Senate and Reps) was put in place on the 8th of December, 2016. This Conference Committee identified about 12 clauses that differ and, they sat down to harmonize the clauses”, Namdas noted.
According to him, the conference committee of both chambers recommended that interested parties should obtain the enrollment form and undergo the stipulated mandatory orientation programme.
“However, there is a clause that provided that, people of great interest, common interest, should be accommodated, we will like to quote that particular clause.
“‘Groups, associations that have similar objectives and have shown or are interested, shall be absolved as members of the Nigerian Peace Corps, subject to the mandatory limited training structure and teaching programme as prescribed, from time to time, upon the commencement of this act,” he added.
Culled from Pulse NG: http://pulse.ng/local/national-assembly-reps-deny-passage-of-national-unity-and-peace-corps-bill-id6202684.html