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Peace Corps bill forwarded to Buhari for assent

The National Assembly has forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari the harmonized version of the bill on Nigerian Peace Corps for assent.

The Transmission of the bill by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Magaji Tambuwal was done on Wednesday.

Three copies of the authenticated copies of the bills were forwarded to President Buhari for assent, one of which is expected to be retained by him and the other two, sent back to the National Assembly for further action.

In line with provisions of the 1999 Constitution, President Buhari is expected to assent to the bill on or before May 11, 2023 when the 30 days window, given for such action must have been exploited.

The Bill, when assented to, the existing Peace Corps of Nigeria that had been operating on template of volunteerism will now be a Federal Government owned and funded Agency.

Reporting by Amaka Ene; Editing by Muzha Kucha & Adeniyi Bakare