The President, Muhammad Buhari on Tuesday made his position known not to assent to peace corps bill in a letter read the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara at Tuesday plenary.
The letter titled “Presidential decision to decline assent to Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill, 2017 recently passed the National Assembly read thus:
“Pursuant to Section 58 (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I hereconvey to the House of Representatives, my decision, on 25th January, 2018 to decline presidential assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) bill, 2017 recently passed the National Assembly.
“Specifically, reasons for the decision to decline assent to this bill include among others:
“a. Security concerns regarding the proposed Nigerian Peace Corps being authorized to undertake activities currently being performed extant security and law enforcement agencies; and
“b. Financial implications of funding the establishment and operations of the proposed Nigerian Peace Corps, given the scarce financial resources may pose serious challenges to the government.
“Please, accept, Right Honorable Speaker, the assurances of my highest consideration.”