Senator Dino Melaye has urged the Senate to revisit the bill with a view to veto the President if he fails to rescind his rejection of the bill. This followed the urged by the Senate for the President to revisit his position on the withholding of his assent to pass the bill.
Punch Reports that plea followed the adoption of a Point of Order raised by Senator Dino Melaye during plenary.
Naija News President Buhari has stated that his withholding of assent of on the Bill establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps 2017 recently passed by the National Assembly was because of the challenges of funding and the duplication of duties of the corp.
Maleye said “The same thing happened when the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps was to be established; there was also the same complaint that there was no money and all of that.
“But today, we can see the advantages of the civil defence and how they have helped in safeguarding government infrastructure.
“About $5.5bn was borrowed from euro bond; what part of it will the youths of this country benefit from?
“About $1bn is to be spent on security and how does this affect the youth of this country.
“Without fear or favour, the Peoples Democratic Party, in 16 years, borrowed N6tn and this government in three years, has borrowed N11tn but there is no specific programme that will empower the youth.
“Also, N500bn was earmarked for the social investment programme of the Federal Government, but we have not seen any impact.
“If the Peace Corps is given an opportunity to exist, thousands will be employed and this will help to fight unemployment in this country.
“We may need to write Mr. President to review his position; if not, we have the power on behalf of the Nigerian youths who voted us to veto him so that people will become the ultimate beneficiaries of the Bill”
Source: Naija News