Following the passage of the much touted bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps into Law, the lawmaker representing Ibadan South East Constituency II in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Ademola Akeem Ige has applauded the Senate and House of Representatives for demonstrating deep sense of commitment to national security and development.
Ige explained that the passage of the bill would see the Peace Corps playing a complementary role alongside other security agencies in the country, stressing that the agency when fully operational, would enable the youth and unemployed graduates to contribute to the overall development of the nation in the area of security.
Ige who further hinted that he was particularly happy that the labour of over 350 unemployed youths he purchased forms for in his constituency area and some local government areas in the state under the ‘Ige Again Youth Employment Scheme’ would not be in vain as their hope of being enlisted in the scheme has been rekindled with the passage of the bill by NASS.
According to him, “the passage of the bill into law is a good omen for the unemployed youth who had hitherto lost hope over the crisis that had earlier affecting the establishment of the Peace Corps scheme in Nigeria as another paramilitary security outfit in Nigeria in affiliate of African Union and the United Nations.”
He, however, called on the Executive arm of government under President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action to assent to the said bill so that the first set of beneficiaries of this scheme would commence operation having undergone training and perfected other conditions for enlistment.
He assured that he would always support any course that would bring succour to the people especially the youth in his constituency area.