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The National Assembly has collapsed the Peace Corps of Nigeria and the National Unity and Peace Corps into one agency.
Nigerian Peace Corps bill passed through the two chambers of the
National Assembly, with the concurrence at the senate on Thursday.
the concurrence meant is that, the two organisations have been
collapsed as one. The new name by the National Assembly is ‘Peace Corps
Dr Nneji, the head of National Unity and
Peace Corps, one of the merging organizations, said, pending the assent
of Mr President to the bill, he is to act as the Commandant of the
agency, in line with the directive of the senate.
newsmen, Dr Nneji said, “It is important to clarify that, at no point
was any of these two agencies removed from the list or rejected as been
speculated by a section of the media.
“What happened was that, in
the bid to collapse the organizations, there were ‘give and take’. They
brought part of their own organogram and we brought part of ours and
when it’s collapsed into one, we have something unique.
what the National Assembly has done in its own wisdom by coming up with a
new name. The National Assembly picked Peace Corps from our
organisation and picked Nigeria from theirs.”
from newsmen on whether the new development will not create bad blood
between National Unity and Peace Corps and Nigerian Peace Corps, Dr
Nneji reiterated that, the two organizations have been meeting.