Nigerian Peace Corps Bill Passed By The Senate. – TrendyNewsReporters

Nigerian Peace Corps Bill Passed By The Senate.

By Ebor Cletus Ralph Jr



The Senate, Tuesday, passed the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill, 2020.


The bill sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South) had been in the Senate since 2020 following controversies surrounding the Bill.


The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Interior during Tuesday’s plenary.


Senator Sulieman Sadiq Umar (Kwara North), in a presentation on behalf of the Committee Chairman of the Committee, Kashim Shettima, said the panel consolidated the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill and National Unity Corps Bill into one for “ease of advancing its work.”


He said the Nigerian Peace Corps bill seeks to empower, develop and provide gainful employment for the youths, facilitate peace, volunteerism, community services, neighbourhood watch and nation-building.


He explained that the Corps would have the responsibility of training the youths to advance the course of peace-building and conflict transformation through peace education, mediation and conflict resolution among warring groups and communities where there are crisis in Nigeria.


According to the lawmaker, “the bill when given legislative support will be of great benefit to the Nigerian youths as many of them will be gainfully employed through the establishment of peace Corps.



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