The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has faulted reports in one of the dailies insinuating that President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected its bill, saying the bill is not part of those rejected.
Its Public Relations Officer, of the Corps, Millicent Umoru, in a statement issued over the weekend, described the report as misleading, saying that “the writers merely embarked on a voyage of interpretation of the Constitution.”
The statement explained that the President rejected three bills out of the nine transmitted to him, explaining that Peace Corps of Nigeria was not part of those rejected.
“The truth of the matter is that, out of about 9 bills that were transmitted to the President, including that of Peace Corps, the President rejected three and returned same to the National Assembly but of course, the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill was not part of the rejected ones,” it said.
The statement maintained that the report was borne out of conspiracy by some existing security agencies against the Peace Corps.
“The major plank of this conspiracy is that the functions of the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC)Bill overlap that of the Nigerian Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), which is far from the truth,” it stressed.