NASS Confirms Buhari’s Rejection Of Peace Corps Bill

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By; BENEDICT SUNDAY Kaduna
The National Assembly has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of the proposed Peace Corps of Nigeria establishment bill.
The president conveyed his rejection of the bill in a letter read during plenary on Tuesday, February 27, by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house.
The National Assembly passed the bill in 2015, after a prolonged battleinvolving the organisation and the nation’s security agencies.
Buhari cited security concerns and financial burden of funding the organisation by the government as his reasons for rejection of the bill.
Sources said the president is bowing to security advice not to assent the bill which has faced lots of controversies.
The bill approved by the National Assembly was earlier sent to the president in December 2017 through the legislative clerk, Sani Omolori.
However, it was gathered that a 30-day windowperiod which is needed for the president to append his signature on the bill has elapsed.

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