The Oyo State Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Patriot (Dr.) Oludare Adesina,has reacted to the decline of presidential assent to the bill seeking to make the organization a government-approved agency.
This is contained in a statement made available to journalists by the Command’s Media Team in Ibadan today.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declined assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill, a bill seeking to make the Corps a Federal Government security agency.
Dr. Adesina who is on a leadership training scholarship at Administrative Staff College India (ASCI) said the President’s assent of the bill would have assisted in providing massive employment for the teeming Nigerian youths who are eager to serve their fatherland.
Stressing that the bill is an avenue of of educating, training and reorientating the students on peace advocacy and organising human development programmes.
Dr. Adesina charged officers and men of the command to remain calm and optimistic as there is a second chance for the bill to be vetoed into law constitutionally by the two-third of the National Assembly.
He emphasized that the bill would be advantageous to the present government whose electoral mandate is to create employment for the youths.
His words:”I would urge all Nigerian youths not to react negatively to the assent withheld to the NPC(Nigerian Peace Corps) Bill; though it has been hard but, let’s be of good cheer, hoping the NASS will do the rightful in no distance time”.
The Commandant gave the account of how the organisation – Peace Corps of Nigeria was warmly received representing Nigeria at the Administrative Staff College India for Enhanced Public Service Delivery which commenced Monday, 26th February, 2018.
He further stated that this is one of the major objectives of the organisation to send potential youths for Leadership Development Programme which will help to develop the nation’s human capital and invariably contributing to the growth of the nation’s economy.