It’s been reported that the Nigeria Peace Corps bill recently passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly is yet to reach the table of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The House of Representatives passed the bill on June 8, 2016, while the Senate passed its own version on November 24, five months later.
It’s also reported that following the passage of the Bills, the Corps went on an employment spree across the country.
Nigerians have expressed divergent views on the matter, some hailed the initiative and others say the nation does not need an additional para military outfit.
However, according to the reports, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, has said that the bill is yet to be sent to the president for his assent because of differences in the two bills passed by the House and the Senate.
“Because of the differences in the bills, a joint conference committee was raised and the Senate adopted the report of the committee just yesterday, the House is yet to adopt,” he said.
Mr. Enang said until the House also adopts the report of the Joint Conference Committee, the status of the bill still remains “a National Assembly process”.
Written by Okolo Ezinne