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Buhari withholds assent on Peace Corps Bill

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Buhari withholds assent on Peace Corps Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined his assent to the Peace Corp Establishment bill passed by the National Assembly in 2017.

In a letter read by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday, Buhari cited the following:

  1. Security concerns;
  2. Financial implications;
  3. That the agency would be a duplication of other security agencies.

Recall that the two chambers of the national assembly passed the bill in 2016 and harmonised it in 2017 before sending it to the president.

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