2nd May, 2017
The Senate has suspended the passage of the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill, over the allegation of fraud in the recruitment exercise by the organisation which is being prosecuted in a court.
The bill sharply divided senators at the plenary.
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill before the harmonisation of its provisions.
But rather than take votes for the bill’s passage for a third reading, senators, including Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, argued against its passage.
They cited the lawsuit involving the head of the peace corps and the police.