By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The lawmaker representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/ Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency of Oyo State,
Honourable Peller gave the clarification while speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Youths Festival, attended by youths from Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti, and Kwara states held at the Obafemi Awolowo stadium, in Ibadan.
According to the lawmaker, contrary to the misconceptions about the bill by some people, it was meant to avoid duplication of functions and foster growth and development.
” The bill is not about scrapping NSCDC, but merging the agency with the Nigeria Police Force to achieve better results in policing”, he said
Honourable Peller added, “the bill does not in any way seek to render people jobless rather the bill proposes the transfer of assets and personnel of the NSCDC to the Nigeria Police. In other words, assets and personnel will be absorbed by the Police; so there won’t be loss of jobs,” .
Speaking on the forthcoming general elections in the country, Honourable Peller tasked the Nigerian youths to participate actively in the 2023 general elections by collecting their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) to be able to participate fully in the coming general elections in Nigeria, saying, with the PVCs, Nigerian youths are better placed at a vantage position to effect the needed change to rebuild the nation and set the country on the path of progress.
” Nigeria youths should see the 2023 general election as their own time to effect positive change that would transform the country into “a land of our dream”, he said.
In her remarks, a daughter of late business morgul, Chief MKO Abiola, Derinsola urged Nigeria youths to come out en masse to participate in the forthcoming general election, to ensure that problems facing the country are cured.
“Now is Youth o’clock, this is your time to take part in decision making. Go out and make sure you collect your PVCs. It is only through this, you can have a voice in the affairs of the country. It is through this you can determine who is your President, Governor, and all other elected officials. This is your party, APC, a party of the progressives. Please, this is your chance now!”
The Youth festival was graced by the APC Deputy National Youth Leader, Afeez Bolaji Repete, son of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Kabiru Aregbesola, son of the late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Idris Ajibola Ajimobi, daughter of the late business mogul and politician, Chief MKO Abiola, Derinsola Abiola, Barrister Ismael Ahmed, Babajide Akeredolu and Titilope Gbadamosi.