The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his decision of withholding assent on the bill to establish Peace Corps of Nigeria.
The Upper House made the appeal during plenary on Wednesday after adopting a Point of Order raised by Senator Dino Melaye on the floor of the Senate in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial district, cited Order 43 of the Senate Rules while drawing the attention of the lawmakers to the issue of the Peace Corps.
The Senate consequently asked the President to review his stance on the bill, saying they would override it with the support of the Nigerian youths.
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