Friday, 25 November 2016


The Senate yesterday passed  a bill to establish the Nigerian Peace corp 2016.

The bill which was sponsored by the senate leader and senator representing Borno South , Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume was first read at plenary on 10th March 2016 and scaled second reading.

The bill seeks to empower , develop and provide gainful employment for the youths, to facilitate peace , volunteers, community service , neighbourhood watch and nation building.

It also aimed at training the youths to advance the course of peace building and conflict transformation through peace education, mediation and conflict resolution among warring groups or communities where there are crisis in Nigeria.

The bill further seeks to redirect the creative potentials of the youths towards patrotism, service and nation building through citizenship and leadership training.

The passage of the bill was sequel to a report read by  the chairman, Committee on Interior, Sen Usman Nafada (Gombe. North) after a clause by clause consideration.

According to the report, the head of the corp would be referred to as commandant general with six deputy commandant from the six geo political zone.

The headquarters of the corps would be domiciled at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

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