Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill passes first reading in the Senate

Sharon EboesomiMay 1, 202422 min

The Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill, which the House of Representatives earlier passed on 29th February 2024 was transmitted to the Senate for concurrence.

Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill passes first reading in the Senate

The Senate has read and passed for first reading, a bill seeking the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps.

In light of this, the Senate will soon consider a motion for concurrence, which will be moved by the Leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), allowing the Senate to adopt the Bill in accordance with the National Assembly’s extant laws.

OrderPaper recalls that the National Commandant of Nigeria, Dr. Dickson Akoh, established the Nigerian Peace Corps over 25 years ago. It is incorporated in Nigeria under the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and accorded the Federal Government recognition through the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and granted a license to operate in the Country as a Non-Governmental Organization by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

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Along with the Peace Corps bill, the Nigerian Hunters and Security Service Bill 2024, the Legislative Houses (Powers & Privileges) Act (Amendment) Bill 2024, and the National Talent Rehabilitation and Integration Agency (Establishment) Bill 2024 were all passed by the Senate for first reading.

Others are the Agricultural Research Council Act (Amendment) Bill 2024 and the Agricultural Harvest and Processing Zone (Establishment) Bill 2024.

Sharon Eboesomi


  • Mosco

    May 1, 2024 at 2:14 pm

    Pat Oteikwu Mosco Oteikwu, may God Almighty touches the heart of all that matters in the issues of the Nigerian peace corps bills positively.
    The national commandant professor Dickson Ameh Akoh, God Almighty will continue in upholding you in this great jurney.


  • DonBosco

    May 10, 2024 at 6:41 pm

    May God have mercy on Nigerian Youths and let the Nigerian Senate give a speedy concurrence to the Nigerian Peace Corps Establishment Bill, and may God touch President Bola Tinubu to sign it into law.


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