The Nigeria Peace Corps bill stated to resolved and reconsider to the committee of whole and pass after clausd-by-clause by the house of Representatives Assurance has been give after the consideration necessary steps would be taken to sending the bill to the presidency.
Mean while the Chief Whip, Hon.Monguno Mohammad Tahir who re-introduced the bill said, at his constituency over the weekend when having a dialogue with youth at his town in Maiduguri over the insecurities issue that had lead to thousands of people lossing there life's and unemployment is vital issues that will stop all this to a minimum level.He said the Peace Corps bill will be pass and sign in this 9th Assembly.
The House of Representatives, unanimously passed a resolution to recommit the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill to the Committee of the Whole, for passage.
The reintroduced Bill passed First Reading in the House of Representatives July 3, 2019.
Monguno while leading a debate on the motion to re-introduce the bill yesterday, said the move to reconsider the Bill in the Committee of the Whole was in pursuant to Order 12, Rule 16 of the Standing Order of the House, which prescribed that, a Bill passed by the previous Assembly, “upon being re-gazetted or clean copies circulated, be reconsidered in the Committee of the Whole without being commenced de-novo”.
Recall that the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill, which was passed by the two Chambers of the 8th National Assembly, was not assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari for some reasons.
The bill which comprises of National Unity and Peace Corps ( NUPEC) and The Peace Corps of Nigeria(PCN) both Harmonized to be Nigeria Peace Corps.
The bill seeks to give statutory backing to the existing Peace Corps of Nigeria, with a core mandate to “Develop, Empower and provide gainful Employment for the youths, facilitate Peace, Volunteerism, Community Services, Neighbourhood watch and Nation-building.
While reacting to the re-introduction of the Bill, National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dr Dickson Akoh, on behalf of the Organisation, expressed his gratitude to the Honourable Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the entire Members of the House of Representatives, for the decision to revisit the Bill.
Akoh while speaking in a phone chat urged members of the organisation to be patient and remain steadfast, as he is very optimistic that the Bill will see the light of the day this time around.
According to him, the main reason given by President Muhammad Buhari for not assenting the Bill has been taken care of.