Peace Corps: Proposed Bill Bury As Reps Refuse To Veto Buhari

The House of Representatives on Thursday buried the hope of reviving the Peace Corps bill.

The bill, sponsored by Emmanuel Orker-Jev (APC, Benue) seeks to turn the Peace Corps, currently a non-governmental organisation, into a government para-military agency.

The National Assembly had earlier passed the bill. On sending it to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent, the president refused to sign it into law, sending it back to the two chambers.

Buhari stated that his reason for refusal was because of the scarcity of resources.

Both lawmakers from the Senate and the House had threatened to veto the president on the bill.

However, on Thursday, the bill failed to pass the second reading at the lower legislative chamber.

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