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The Senate has passed the bill establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps NPC

The senators voted to adopt the conference committee report on the bill, presented by the Chairman of the Committee on Interior, Senator Bayero Nafada (Gombe North).

Its Committee on Judiciary, in its report on the bill, however, stated that the major objective of the NPC bill, which is to provide employment for the youths, can be achieved by strengthening existing agencies and not necessarily creating a new one.
The committee also observed that the powers and functions of the Peace Corps call for concern, and urged that they are subjected to further examination.

The reservations, however, did not stop the lawmakers from passing the bill.

Presiding, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the journey towards establishing the NPC has been a long one and expressed appreciation to the committees for their work.

President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria Muhammad Murtala Gamji has applauded the Nigerian Senate for passing the bill establishing the Nigeria Peace Corps.

Murtala Gamji stated this during an interview session with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria FRCN in Abuja.
He remarked that with the development Youths would be gainfully employed and in turn improve their standard of living.

The President maintained that the apex Youth body would not renege in supporting any group that has designed plans to empower or engaged any Nigerian Youth in meaningful ventures.

Murtala said the Council is working collaboratively with the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development with the assistance of the Minister Solomon Dalung to train youths in various skills across the country.

The Youth leader stressed that they are also advocating for Nigerians to support made in Nigeria products to encourage creativity amongst Youths in the Country.

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