Breaking: Peace Corps Bill Fails, As House Of Reps Refuse To Veto Buhari
The hope of reviving the Peace Corps which is a non-Governmental Organisation, NGO and making it a Federal Government para military-agency may have come to an end, as the House of Representatives on Thursday refused to veto the Corps bill.
The major reason for the bill is to make the Peace Corps into a government para-military agency.
The Bill sponsored by member of the House from Benue, Emmanuel Orker-Jev, failed to pass second reading at the lower legislative chambers.
It would be recalled that the Bill was initially passed by both chamber of the National Assembly, but President Muhammadu Buhari declined to sign the bill into law citing security concerns and financial burden of funding the organization by the government.
The President made the explanation in a letter he sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in February.