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Sign Peace Corps Bill, commandant begs Buhari

The Commandant of Peace Corps, Ogun Command, Olufemi Akinyemi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Nigeria Peace Corps Bill which was…

The Commandant of Peace Corps, Ogun Command, Olufemi Akinyemi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Nigeria Peace Corps Bill which was passed on Tuesday by the Senate.

The bill will be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence before it is submitted to the president for assent.

In 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill, citing security concerns and the financial burden of funding the organisation.

But Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno North, reintroduced the bill in 2019, arguing that the concerns raised by Buhari had been addressed in the new bill.

Excited about the latest passage, Commandant Akinyemi led the top echelons from the command and members of the corps in a solidarity rally in Abeokuta, the state capital.

He appealed to him to assent to the bill when transferred by the National Assembly in order to give legal backing to the security outfit.