Assent Peace Corps Bill Into Law — Activist Appeals to President Tinubu

  • By Demola Atobaba

Concerned Nigerian and Socio-political activist, Mr Deji Adeyanju has urged the Nigeria President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to consider the benefits of the Peace Corps Bill and assent to it.

TopNewsng recalls that the Peace Corps Bills suffered a chequered history during the tenure of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari had declined to assent to the bill, despite it being passed several times by the National Assembly.


In a statement made available to TopNewsng by Mr Deji Adeyanju said: “I am using this medium to respectfully call on President Bola Tinubu to assent to the Peace Corps Bill recently passed by the National Assembly.

“Sir, the Peace Corps Bill is an important bill in the life of our nation and ought to be passed. At a time when our country is ravaged by insecurity arising from decades-old fault lines, a Peace Corps aimed at orienting and educating the youths on the importance of embracing peace cannot be over-emphasised.

Adeyanju further stated that, “The argument of overriding security functions with existing security agencies and overburdened running costs put forward by opponents of the bill every time it came up for presidential assent can no longer hold weight in the present circumstances, and any such considerations, even if they were to be real, pan out when placed side by side with the benefits that the bill confers on the peace and unity of our nation.

According to him, “All over the world, the Peace Corps contributes greatly to the peace, security, and national values of any nation where they are domiciled. Nigeria should not be an exception. It is for these reasons that I urge you, Mr President, to consider the great benefits of the Peace Corps Bill and assent to it.”

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