Buhari urged to sign Peace Corps Bill before leaving office…

Written by on May 9, 2023

A group, the ASQ, have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to append his signature on the Peace Corps Bill before leaving office.

The Chief Executive Officer of the United Kingdom-based ASQ Group, Mr. Samson Adeosun, gave the appeal in a statement in Abuja.

He asked Buhari to give assent to the Nigeria Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill, pointing out that the benefits associated with assenting to the bill were enormous.

Adeosun stressed that it would specifically engage the youths and drastically reduce insecurity in the country, adding that the corps would help in complementing the tireless efforts of other security agencies at maintaining peace across the country.

According to him, “Creating jobs can have numerous benefits, especially in a country like Nigeria where youth unemployment is a major challenge. By creating job opportunities, the government can engage the youth and provide them with a sense of purpose and direction. This can help reduce the likelihood of young people being drawn into criminal activities and other forms of insecurity.

“Moreover, job creation can have a ripple effect on the economy, as people with jobs tend to spend money and contribute to overall economic growth. This can also lead to increased tax revenues for the government, which can be used to fund other important initiatives as in this regard insecurity would be holistically brought to an end.

Appreciating and encouraging the National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Professor Dickson Akoh, Adeosun charged him to keep hope alive.

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