Peace Corps bill: Youths appeal for speedy assent

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NYCN visit to Taraba

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has appealed to the Federal Government to expedite action on the signing of National Peace Corps bill recently passed by the National Assembly.

Mr Murtala Muhammed, National President of the council, made the appeal while addressing youths in Jalingo.

The House of Representatives passed the bill on June 8, 2016, while the Senate passed it on November 24.

The passed bill is for the establishment of the Nigeria Peace Corps as an agency under the Ministry of Interior.

Muhammed said the signing the Peace Corps bill into law would engage hundreds of youths meaningfully in service of the nation.

He led the youths into a five minute prayer session for quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, Buhari’s administration means well for the youths of the country and should be supported by all and sundry to succeed.

He commended the Federal Government for various youth empowerment programmes such as N-Power, Yes P among others.

He also challenged Taraba youths to find solution to the nation’s problems with the support of the government.

“I urge you to develop yourselves and become people that will solve problems and those of the nation instead of waiting on government.

Muhammed told the youths to promote ethnic and religious harmony to enhance the unity of the country.

Mr Kalu David, a member of the Board of Directors of the council, urged the youths to develop themselves as future leaders of the country and shun crime and violence.

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