Why Peace Corps Bill was reintroduced after Buhari’s rejection

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The Senate has reintroduced the Nigeria Peace Corps Bill earlier passed by the eighth Senate but declined assent by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The bill, Nigeria Peace Corps (Est, etc) Bill 2019 (SB. 271) which is sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume, passed first reading on Wednesday. Ndume also sponsored the bill in the eighth Assembly. Some of the issues raised by the President then included duplication of functions of the Nigeria Police Force and paucity of funds.

But addressing journalists on Wednesday, Ndume said the new bill has addressed some of the issues Buhari gave for rejecting the bill. Ndume said, “The bill, if passed and assented to by the president, will reduce the workload of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies.

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“I sponsored the bill in the eighth Senate and I’m sponsoring it in the ninth Senate because it will add value to our security. “We passed it in the eighth Senate, the president said there was paucity of funds and that there will be some kind of work duplication.

“I looked at the issues and reintroduced it. We have harmonised the issues,” Ndume added.

The Senate has reintroduced the Nigeria Peace Corps Bill earlier passed by the eighth Senate but declined assent by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The bill, Nigeria Peace Corps (Est, etc) Bill 2019 (SB. 271) which is sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume, passed first reading on Wednesday. Ndume also sponsored the bill in the eighth Assembly. Some of the issues raised by the President then included duplication of functions of the Nigeria Police Force and paucity of funds.

But addressing journalists on Wednesday, Ndume said the new bill has addressed some of the issues Buhari gave for rejecting the bill. Ndume said, “The bill, if passed and assented to by the president, will reduce the workload of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies.

“I sponsored the bill in the eighth Senate and I’m sponsoring it in the ninth Senate because it will add value to our security. “We passed it in the eighth Senate, the president said there was paucity of funds and that there will be some kind of work duplication.

“I looked at the issues and reintroduced it. We have harmonised the issues,” Ndume added.

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