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Nigerian Senate Passes Peace Corps Bill

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After several setbacks, the Senate has passed the bill seeking to establish the Peace Corps of Nigeria as a para-military organisation.

The Senate decision was sequel to an advice by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters for the adoption of the Conference Committee Report.

The report was presented to the Senate on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Senator Bayero Nafada.

The House of Representative will also approve the harmonized version of the bill.

It will thereafter be sent to the President for assent before it can become a law.

Describing the passage of the bill as ‘long journey’, Senate President Bukola Saraki thanked the Senators for their support for the bill.

“One long journey, we finally got to the Promise land. Thank you all,” Saraki said.

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