The Senate has reintroduced the Nigeria Peace Corps Bill earlier passed by the eighth Senate but declined assent by the President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill, Nigeria Peace Corps (Est, etc) Bill 2019 (SB. 271) which is sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume, passed first reading on Wednesday. Ndume also sponsored the bill in the eighth Assembly. […]
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National Commandant of the corps, Dickson Akor, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill “has not derailed the functioning and activities” of the organization.