The American Society for Quality or ASQ , has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to append his signature on the Peace Corp Bill before leaving office.
Mr. Samson Adeosun, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Kingdom based ASQ group in a statement asked the President to consider the benefits of signing the bill, which he said were enormous.
Adeosun held that the signing of the bill will drastically reduce insecurity in the country, adding that the corps would help in complementing the tireless efforts of other security agencies at maintaining peace across the country.
“Creating jobs can have numerous benefits, especially in a country like Nigeria where youth empowerment is a major challenge. By creating job opportunities, the government can engage the youth and provide them with a sense of purpose and direction. This can help reduce the likelihood of the young people being drawn into criminal activities and other forms of insecurity.
“Moreover, job creation can have a ripple effect on the economy, as people with jobs tend to spend money and contribute to the overall economic growth. This can also lead to increased tax revenues for the government, which can be used to fund other important initiatives as in this regard insecurity would be holistically brought to an end” Samson said.
“In line with provisions of the 1999 Constitution, President Buhari is expected to assent the bill on or before the 11th may 2023 when the 30 days window given for such important action must have been exploited.
“The Bill if assented to the existing Peace Corps of Nigeria which had been operating on the template of volunteerism over the years, will now be a Federal Government owned and funded Agency in the name of Nigeria Peace”, he added.
While appreciating and encouraging the National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Professor Dikson Akoh, Mr Adeosun charged him to keep hope alive.