The much-anticipated Nigerian Peace Corps Bill has arrived the Presidency for a possible assent, Ita Enang, President Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser on Senate, has confirmed.

“The peace corp bill has just been forwarded to the president and it is undergoing the standard procedure,” Enang said.

He said copies of the bill, tagged ‘Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill 2017', were transmitted to President Buhari late last week by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Omolori.

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Enang said if the bill is signed, the president will retain one copy and return the remaining two copies to the National Assembly for further action.

The Senate passed the bill on November 25, 2016, shortly after the House of Representatives passed the same bill.

A conference committee of both chambers was inaugurated on December 8, 2016, to harmonise the bill.

The House of Representatives laid and adopted its conference report on January 19, 2017, while the Senate adopted its report on July 25, 2017.

When signed into law, the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill 2017, will give legal backing to the establishment of Peace Corps of Nigeria.


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