Senate passes Peace Corps Bill for second time.

Written by on April 13, 2022

The Senate has, again, passed the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill, four years after President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the proposed legislation.

This followed the consideration of two reports on the Bills by the Committee on Interior during Tuesday’s plenary at the National Assembly in Abuja.

During plenary which was presided over by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Sadiq Umar, had moved that the lawmakers receive and consider the reports.

The lawmakers also approved another Bill seeking legal backing for the establishment of a council for hunters across the country.

It would be recalled that the 8th National Assembly had passed the Peace Corps Bill in 2017, following a lengthy battle between the organisation and the security agencies.

Kevin Madu

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