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Buhari Rejects Peace Corps Bill in New Letter to House of Reps

As the Nigerian Peace Corps battles the Police to vacate its national secretariat, the legality of the organisation have run into trouble as the President has rejected its establishment bill. 

In a letter which speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, read during the plenary session at the National Assembly on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the proposed Peace Corps of Nigeria establishment bill.

Recall that lawmakers of the National Assembly passed the bill in 2015, after a prolonged battle involving the organisation and the nation’s security agencies.

According to The Cable, the president who conveyed his rejection of the bill in the letter, cited security concerns and financial burden of funding the organisation by the government as his reasons for rejection of the bill.