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Senate passes Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

Written By Idoma Television on Thursday, November 24, 2016 | 3:58:00 AM

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By Yemi Itodo

Report reaching us from Abuja has it that the Senate has passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law, thereby giving approval for the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps as agency under the Ministry of Interior.

Presenting the report on the floor of the Senate, its Chairman, Senator Bayero Nafada urged the Senate to support the passage of the Bill, saying "the organisation will be of great benefit to the Nigerian youths".
"...in response to increasing complexity of the factors responsible for insecurity and the method by which peace and security is being undermined in Nigeria, there is need to develop comprehensive, multi-sectoral, multi stakeholders and inclusive approaches in order to stem this threats", he added.

Senator Nafada-led committee recommended that the Nigerian Peace Corps and the National Unity and Peace Corps should be merged as one, since both formations appear the same.

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