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Reps refuse to veto Buhari, kill Peace Corps Bill

Reps refuse to veto Buhari, kill Peace Corps Bill

The House of Representatives has dashed any hope of reviving the Peace Corps bill.

The bill seeks to turn the Peace Corps, currently a non-governmental organisation, into a government para-military agency.

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The bill, which had been passed by the National Assembly was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, who refused to sign it into law.

Some lawmakers had planned to veto the president’s rejection.

However, on Thursday, the bill failed to pass the second reading at the House of Representatives.

The bill was sponsored by Emmanuel Orker-Jev (APC, Benue).

BACKGROUND

President Buhari had in February declined his assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill passed by the National Assembly in 2017.

In separate letters to the Senate and House of Representatives, Mr Buhari cited security concerns and financial implications amongst reasons for his decision.

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