President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the proposed Peace Corps of Nigeria establishment Bill.

The president conveyed his rejection of the bill in a letter to the  House of Representatives. Speaker Yakubu Dogara read the letter to colleagues during plenary, on Tuesday.

The National Assembly passed the bill in 2015, after a prolonged battle involving the organisation and the nation’s security agencies.

While explaining his rejection of the bill, the president cited security concerns and financial burden of funding the organisation by the government as his reasons.

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