By Abubakar Yunusa Abuja
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law as a parting gift and monumental legacy to the Nigerian youth.
Its President, Comr. Sukubo Sera-igbe Sukubo made the appeal in a passionate letter written to Muhammadu Buhari and shared with Journalists in Abuja on Thursday.
Comrade Sukubo said ” Said the joy of the Nigerian Youth will know no bounds and the nationwide celebration will be endless at the breaking of the news if the Youth Council’s request be granted.
” There will be no better way to say farewell to the Young People of Nigeria than to give the much anticipated Presidential Assent to the Bill already before President Buhari.”
Speaking further,NYCN argued that there was no reason for the President to decline his assent this time around as the Federal Government under President Buhari has succeeded in pulling Nigeria out of Recession and placing the Nation back on fast track of Economic Growth, which was the major reason for decline the last time.
He further posited that all the grey and conflicting areas that contributed to the decline of Presidential Assent of the earlier Bill passed by the 8th National Assembly had now been carefully considered and thoroughly resolved by the 9th National Assembly before transmission to the Presidency.
“The new bill, has addressed about 50% of challenges facing Youth Development in Nigeria, and has been designed to complement efforts of the conventional Security Agencies in grassroots Intelligence Gathering and Neighbourhood Watch.
“Nigerian Youths will be thrown into national mourning if the request of the Youth Council be turned down by President Buhari, and that if however granted, President Buhari would have further written his already great name in the book of national history with those Past Presidents that created Agencies as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), EFCC and others,”he said .