This post contains the latest happenings regarding the Peace Corps. There are a lot of functions and benefits of the Peace Corps to the individuals and to the country at large. Some of the usefulness and importance are listed below-
Benefits of the Peace Corps
The corps would be a means of
1. Vehicle for mass mobilization and engagement of the Nigerian youth into regimental community development services
2. Domesticated para-military volunteerism for ad-hoc interventions like national clean up exercise, population census, voters registration and elections
3. Maintenance of peace and order in schools and public places and
4. General neighbourhood services
There was so much jubilation all over the country when it was announced on the news of the passage of the bill by both chambers of the National Assembly.
No doubt this was a good sign that this bill is truly an amazing one that would help te entire countries in many ways. The NPC bill is clearly people oriented and everyone in Nigeria are eager to commence their duties.
So it came as quite a shocker when the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Bihari refused to sign the bill. All that is left between this bill coming into full gear is the signature of the presidency, which the ruling house have refused to give on the ground that it would be like a duplicate agency.
Buhari claimed that it would lead to overlap of responsibility with other existing bodies, and this reason does not seem to go down well with the good people of Nigeria.
The agency is not going to be capital intensive as it aims to be self sufficient as time goes by, so the government need not fear about the financial aspect of it.
The NPC has the potentials of attracting international funding and support like its counterparts around the globe. “
Till this very moment there has not been any technical or convincing reasons given by the government concerning this issue. The reasons given seem to lack weight and are not very clear, nobody can truly understand why a bill that passed through all the hearings is turned down by the president.
No doubt, the rejection of the Nigerian Peace Corps bill by the Nigerian President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari is still a major source of concern to the entire populace.
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