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Reps support Buhari, reject Peace Corps Bill



Reps support Buhari, reject Peace Corps Bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday landed a heavy blow on the Peace Corps Bill.

The rejection of the bill which seeks to turn the Corps into a government para-military agency, may have dashed the hope of those hoping that the lawmakers may overide President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the bill.

The bill was sponsored by a member of the House from Benue, Emmanuel Orker-Jev.

However, members during the House session on Thursday in Abuja voted against the second reading of the bill.

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The National Assembly had earlier passed the bill but it was rejected by the President based on security concerns and the financial burden it will create on the Federal Government.


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