President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday rejected Peace Corps Bill, in a letter written to the Green Chamber, he stated his reasons for rejecting the bill.
The president wrote thus:
“Pursue to section 68(4) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I hereby convey to the House of Representatives, my decision on 25, January, 2018 to decline presidential assent to the Nigeria Peace Corps establishment bill, 2017 recently passed by the national assembly specifically, reason for the decision to decline assent to this bill include among others:
See The Full Letter Below:
A security concerns regarding the proposed Nigeria Peace Corps bill being authorized to undertake activities currently being performed by extant security and law enforcement agencies and;
“Financial implication of funding the establishment and operations of the proposed Nigeria Peace Corps, given the scarce financial resources may pose serious challenge to the government
“Please accept, right Honourable Speaker the assurance of my highest consideration.”