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Senate suspends passage of Nigerian Peace Corps Bill
Amb. Dickson Akoh, National Commandant Peace Corps of Nigeria

Senate suspends passage of Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

The Senate has  suspended the passage of the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill, over the allegation of fraud in the recruitment exercise by the organisation which is being prosecuted in a court.

The bill sharply divided senators at the plenary.

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill before the harmonisation of its provisions.

But rather than take votes for the bill’s passage for a third reading, senators, including Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, argued against its passage.

They cited the lawsuit involving the head of the peace corps and the police.

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