Why Buhari should sign Peace Corps bill

A cross section of Peace Corps members during their 18th Anniversary

16th February, 2018

His Excellency,

Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,

President & Commander- in-Chief of the Armed Forces,

Federal Republic of Nigeria,

Aso Rock-Villa,

Abuja.

Your Excellency,

OPEN LETTER

DEBUNKING THE FALLACIES OF OVERLAPPING OF FUNCTIONS OF NIGERIAN PEACE CORPS WITH THAT OF NIGERIA POLICE, NIGERIAN SECURIY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS

The attention of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has been drawn to a grand conspiracy by the antagonists of the Corps to frustrate Your Excellency’s assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill 2017 that is currently pending on your table. One of the fallacies being peddled is that the functions of the Corps overlap that of the Nigerian Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Sir, to correct these misrepresentation of facts, we have tabulated below the STATUTORY FUNCTIONS of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Security and Defence Corps and the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) (Establishment) Bill for your perusal and for all well-meaning Nigerians to also know that the National Assembly did a meticulous nay perfect legislative job on the NPC Bill.

namic nature of insecurity in Nigeria today requires roles differentiation as a panacea to expertise in addressing security challenges. It would interest you to know that similar organisations like the Nigerian Peace Corps exists in other parts of the world such as the American Peace Corps, Canadian Peace Corps, Bangladesh National Cadet Corps, Peace Officers Commission in China, Chinese Labour Corps, Lera Uniform Corps of Malaysia, Malaysian People Volunteer Corps, Production and Construction Corps of China, etc. All these are consciously and deliberately designed to empower and socially preoccupy the youths so that their state of idleness won’t be exploited adversely.

We appeal to Your Excellency to discountenance such malicious misrepresentation of facts and be graciously disposed to assenting to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill.

Rogers Edor Ochela

Media Consultant Peace Corps of Nigeria

Cc:

1. The Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation & Minister of Justice,

2. The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports Development

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