Reintroduced Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill Passing First Reading In Senate | Independent Newspaper Nigeria

2024-04-30 20:17:42

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

ABUJA - The Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill on Tuesday passed first reading on the floor of the Senate.

The Bill, which enjoyed a robust review in the Ninth National Assembly, had earlier been passed by the House of Representatives on February 29, 2024.

It was subsequently transmitted to the Senate for concurrence.

The Senate Leader, Michael Opeyemi (Ekiti Central) was expected to sponsor a motion for its concurrence by the Upper Chamber.

This way the Red Chamber would be able to adopt the Bill in line with the extant rules of the National Assembly.

The Peace Corps of Nigeria established over 25 years ago by the National Commandant, Dr Dickson Akoh, is incorporated in Nigeria under the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and accorded the Federal Government recognition through the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and granted license to operate in the Country as a Non-Governmental Organization by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Aside from the Peace Corps bill, the Senate also passed for first reading Nigerian Hunters and Security Service Bill 2024, Legislative Houses (Powers & Privileges) Act (Amendment) Bill 2024 and National Talent Rehabilitation and Integration Agency (Establishment) Bill 2024.

Others are , Agricultural Research Council Act (Amendment) Bill 2024 and Agricultural Harvest and Processing Zone (Establishment) bill 2024.

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