NIGERIAN PEACE CORPS BILL PASSED SECOND READING IN THE HOUSE OF REP

 NIGERIAN PEACE CORPS BILL PASSED SECOND READING IN THE  HOUSE OF REP

A bill for an act for the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps has passed through second reading in the House of Representatives.

The bill seeks to empower, develop and provide alternative employment for youths in the country.

In a lead debate on the bill, the sponsor, Honourable Umar Faruk attributed insurgency, kidnapping and vandalism to unemployment,stressing that the bill would address these challenges when passed and signed into law.
The law maker said that further objectives of the bill was to transform the current uniformed organizations, peace corps of Nigeria into a statutory non arms carrying uniform youth organization.
Following the unanimous support for the bill, it was subsequently referred to the house committee on interior for further legislative input and public hearing.

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