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July 24, 2024

Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill Scales first reading in Senate

The Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill, earlier passed by the House of Representatives on February 29, 2024, and transmitted to the Senate for concurrence has been read on the floor of Senate.

With this development, a motion for concurrence to be sponsored by the Senate Leader, Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele (APC Ekiti Central) will come up shortly to enable the Senate adopt the bill in line with the extant rules of the National Assembly.

The Peace Corps of Nigeria established over 25 years ago by the National Commandant, Dr. Dickson Akoh was incorporated in Nigeria under the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and accorded the Federal Government’s recognition through the Federal Ministry of Youth Development.

It was granted license to operate in the country as a Non-Governmental Organization by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Apart from the Peace Corps bill, the Senate also passed for first reading, Nigerian Hunters and Security Service Bill 2024, Legislative Houses (Powers & Privileges) Act (Amendment) Bill 2024 and National Talent Rehabilitation and Integration Agency (Establishment ) Bill 2024.

Others are the Agricultural Research Council Act (Amendment) Bill 2024 and Agricultural Harvest and Processing Zone (Establishment) Bill 2024.

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