Hope is rising towards the passing for an Act to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, reports News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The bill which is currently before the House of Representatives, ran into troubled water due to stiff due to the challenges of funding by the federal government and opposition by some Stakeholders, amidst rising security threats in Nigeria.
The House Majority Leader, Alhaji Alhassan Doguwa said this at the reconstitution of the State Commands of the outfit for Jigawa, Kano and Katsina, held in Kano on Thursday.
Mrs Millicent Umoru-Osakwuaoguwa, Public Relations Officer of the Peace Corps, said, Doguwa gave the assurance on a statement.
It quoted Doguwa as pledging continuous support for the Peace Corps of Nigeria and its resolve to engage youths within the ages of 18 to 45, in more productive ventures.
“We believe everything should be done to make the youths contribute positively to societal development. If they are left idle, they could be exploited for negative tendencies.
“We are committed and determined, as it is expected of us at this critical period of insecurity bedevilling our land, to ensure that the security of lives and properties is most paramount to every well-meaning Nigerian,” he said.
Sen. Mas’ud Doguwa, in a remark, urged members of the Peace Corps to remain steadfast and committed to their struggle while the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Prof. Dickson Akoh urged youths to continue to be peaceful and unite toward building a prosperous Country.