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Senate finally Pass the Peace Corps bill

By SAMUEL PRINCE-NNAJI

 

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has on Tuesday passed into law a bill to make the Nigerian Peace Corps a para-military agency.

The Senate adopted the conference report on the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was so advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill last year.

However, after the harmonisation of the two separate bills, the Senate had rejected the harmonised version, which has now been approved.

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Though the bill will be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent after the House also approves‎ the harmonised version, but what is not clear is probability of the presidency conceding to the approval, this bordering on the fact that many departments in the executive including the police and the military are not in support of the legalizing the Peace Corps.

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The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has on Tuesday passed into law a bill to make the Nigerian Peace Corps a para-military agency.

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The Senate adopted the conference report on the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was so advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill last year.

However, after the harmonisation of the two separate bills, the Senate had rejected the harmonised version, which has now been approved.

Though the bill will be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent after the House also approves‎ the harmonised version, but what is not clear is probability of the presidency conceding to the approval, this bordering on the fact that many departments in the executive including the police and the military are not in support of the legalizing the Peace Corps.

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