May 25, 2024
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SENATE ADOPTS COMMITTEE’S REPORT ON PEACE CORPS ACT

The Senate in plenary on Tuesday adopted the report of the Conference Committee set up by the two chambers to harmonize the Bill for an Act to establish the Nigeria Peace Corps.

The Committee completed its assignment last Wednesday, which led to the report being laid out and adopted by the House of Representatives.

The Harmonised Report of the Committee adopted by the Red Chamber showed that the panel adopted the version of the Bill as passed by the House of Representatives.

The highlight of the adopted report is clause 38 (1) of the version passed by the Senate which is in conflict with the version passed by the House of Representatives as contained under clause 38 (1).

Whereas the Senate’s version seeks dissolution of the existing Peace Corps of Nigeria and the National Unity and Peace Corps, the House of Representatives version of the Bill solely recommends the dissolution of the existing Peace Corps of Nigeria to be transformed into the Nigerian Peace Corps when assented to by President Buhari.

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