SATISFIED with the passage of the much expected bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps into law, the lawmaker representing Ibadan South East Constituency II in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Ademola Akeem Ige has paid a glowing tribute to the Senate and House of Representatives for demonstrating deep sense of commitment to national security and development.
The lawmaker gave the commendation while reacting to the passing of the said bill by the Senate on Tuesday.
He assured that the passage of the bill would see the Peace Corps playing a complementary role alongside other security agencies in the country, stressing that the Peace Corps outfit when fully taken off, would enable the youth and unemployed graduates to contribute to the overall development of the nation in the area of security.
Hon. Ige, who further disclosed that he was particularly happy that the labour of over 350 unemployed youths he purchased forms for in his constituency area and some local government areas in the State under the empowerment scheme dubbed ‘Ige Again Youth Employment Scheme’ for that had undergone series of training would not be in vain as their hope of being enlisted in the scheme has been rekindled with the passage of the bill by the Senate in concurrence with the House of Representatives.
He said, “the passage of the bill into law is a good omen for the unemployed youth who had hitherto lost hope over the crisis that had earlier affecting the establishment of the Peace Corps scheme in Nigeria as another paramilitary security outfit in Nigeria in affiliate of African Union and the United Nations.”
He, however, called on the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to expedite action to assent to the bill so that the first set of beneficiaries of this scheme would commence operation having undergone training and perfected other conditions for enlistment.
The lawmaker assured that he would always support any course that would bring succour to the people especially the youth in his constituency area.
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