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We will not give up on Peace corps bill – Reps

We will not give up on Peace corps bill – Reps

The house of representatives says they are ready to override the veto power of president Muhammadu Buhari on Peace Corps of Nigeria establishment bill that will earlier rejected by him and make sure it becomes a reality.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, spokesperson of the house, Abdulrazak Namdas said the process of overriding the veto of the president on ten bills including the peace corps bill was already on.

“We are in the process of overriding the veto of the president on ten bills, excluding the electoral act, but which includes the Peace Corps bill,” he said.

According to Namdas, other bills that the house is considering overriding the veto of president Buhari include:

  • a bill for an act to amend the environmental health officers council registration act.
  • a bill for an act to establish the Nigerian Council for Social Works.
  • a bill for an act to establish the Chartered Institute of Treasury Management.
  • a bill for an act to amend the currency conversion, freezing orders act to give discretionary powers to the judge of the high court to order for forfeiture of assets of affected persons.
  • a bill for an act to establish the police procurement fund.
  • a bill for an act to establish the Chartered Institute of Exports and Community Brokers of Nigeria.
  • a bill for an act to establish the Federal University, Wukari.
  • a bill for an act to establish the Chartered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria.
  • a bill for an act to establish the Chartered Institute of loan and risk management of Nigeria.

He noted that on the amendment of the electoral act which Buhari also rejected, the house agreed with president Buhari on some section and they will expunge the areas which the president mentioned and re-transmit same to the president for assent.

 

“We will re-gazette the electoral act and expunge the areas which the president mentioned and which we are in agreement with the president and in line with the constitution

“We will then bring it back for debate and re-transmit it to the president for assent.”

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