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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Bill Establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps(NPC)


The Senate on Tuesday passed the Bill Establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps(NPC).

The Bill, which was supported by Sen. Bayero Nafada(APC-Gombe), is intended to enable and give work to the young people, encourage peace, volunteerism, group administrations and country building.


The bill was passed in a consistent voice vote after the Chairman, Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Sen. David Umaru, displayed provide details regarding issues encompassing selection of the gathering report on the bill.

He said the real goal of the NPC charge, which is to give work to the young people, could be accomplished by fortifying existing organizations and not really making new ones.

He said it would keep the Federal Government from being overburdened.

He said the panel, however watched that the forces and elements of the NPC called for concern and asked that they be subjected to assist examination.

"The privilege vested by the Bill in condition 37 (1) (an) on individuals from the Corps to "get to all records of any individual or specialist" is excessively wide in degree and, making it impossible to that degree constitutes an encroachment on the

appropriate to security ensured by the Constitution, under Section 37.

"This power is superfluous, given that the Corps is not an investigative organization,'' he said.

In his comments, the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki said the voyage towards setting up the NPC had been a long one.

He recognized the council for a great job and communicated good faith that when marked into law, the bill would address the issue of joblessness among young people.

The NPC charge was passed in the House of Representatives in June 2016,while the Senate passed its rendition in Nov. 2016.

The two chambers set up a meeting board of trustees to accommodate the territories of contrasts in the bill.

The Senate at its entire sitting on May 2, 2017, pondered on report of the meeting panel, and alluded it to the Committee on Judiciary, to explore into a few affirmations against the NPC.

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