Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Peace Corps at the senate.

The bill was among six proposed laws introduced at the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

The first reading of the peace corps bill was taken after Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, read the short title of it.

In February 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari refused to sign the bill after the eighth assembly passed it in 2017.

The president expressed concern about funding for the organisation.

Buhari said given the “scarce government resources”, funding the organisation will be a financial burden on the federal government.

The Peace Corps of Nigeria was embroiled in controversies with other security organisations — the police and the Department of State Services (DSS).

In 2017, the office of organisation in Abuja was sealed by the police.

 

(Credit – The Cable)