Buhari Declines Assent to Peace Corps Bill


President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn his assent on the controversial Peace Corps of Nigeria establishment bill.

The bill was recently passed by the National Assembly amidst concern raised by Nigerians on the need to have another para-military organization.

President Buhari reportedly rejected the bill in a letter to the National Assembly, citing lack of funds to sustain the organization.

The President added that the organisation is a duplication of existing security agencies.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, read the letter of rejection to members during plenary on Tuesday.