The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Thursday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the speedy assent of the bill seeking the establishment of the Nigeria Peace Corps.
The council made the appeal in Abuja at a news conference by the president of its interim committee, Murtala Garba.
The Senate recently passed the Bill last week, providing for the establishment of the Corps as an agency under the Ministry of Interior.
Mr. Garba said assenting to the bill would accelerate the implementation of President Buhari’s social safety net and youth empowerment programmes.
“We believe that President Buhari must have been eagerly praying and waiting for the passage of the bill by the National Assembly,” he said.
Mr. Garba commended the leadership of the National Assembly for its effort in ensuring the passage of the bill.
He described the passage of the bill as the biggest achievement of the National Youth Council.
Mr. Garba also applauded the Minister of Youth and Sport Development, Solomon Dalung, for his tireless effort toward improving the living condition of the Nigerian youth.