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‘It’d protect schools against gunmen’ — Shehu Sani urges Buhari to sign Peace Corps bill
Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind his decision not to sign the Peace Corps bill.
Buhari had communicated to the National Assembly that he was withholding assent to the bill because it bothered on duties that are already being undertaken by other security agencies.
He also said the agency would put more financial burden on the government.
The decision was greeted with applause from many Nigerians on the social media, but Sani feels Buhari ought to have signed the bill.
“The President should rescind his decision.He should sign the Peace Corps Bill.The organization should be assigned to protect schools against gun men and kidnappers,” Sani tweeted.
The President should rescind his decision.He should sign the Peace Corps Bill.The organization should be assigned to protect schools against gun men and kidnappers.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) March 2, 2018
Reacting to the Buhari’s decision not to sign the Peace Corps bill, Dickson Akoh, National Commandant of the Corps, described it as a conspiracy against the youth.
“The same people that opposed the bill with the same content during the National Assembly’s public hearing, allegedly took the matter before the President, telling him that instead of voting money for new establishment, they should use it to boost money for their own activities,” Ako said.
“They had said it is a duplication of their functions but we made an advertorial in some newspapers to show the differences in the functions.
“Whatever they have done has not brought the situation to an end. The National Assembly may still take it up.
“The organisation is in the interest of the vast majority of the youth and from what I am seeing, there is a conspiracy against the youth.”