The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to give assent to the Nigeria Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill.
The governor made this appeal on Saturday in Osogbo, the state capital, during the passing-out parade of some officers of the corps.
Adeleke, who was represented by one of his aides, Mr Ajisafe Toyese, said if the president gives assent to the bill, it will serve as a job opportunity for Nigerians and unemployed youths.
He said that the corps would help in complementing the tireless efforts of other security agencies at maintaining peace across the country.
Adeleke urge the corps to unite in forming a common front toward achieving the mandate upon which it was being established also.
He also advised the new officer cadets to show discipline and focus in the discharge of their duties anywhere they might be posted to.
Adeleke commended the Commandant-General of the corps, Dr Mustapha Abubakar, and his officers for ensuring the success of the passing-out parade.
Earlier, the Ooni of Ife and the Grand Patron of NPC, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, commanded the corps’ commandant-general for siting the South-West Zonal Command Training School in Osun.
Ogunwusi urged the new officer cadets to be more committed, dedicated, hard-working and disciplined in the course of carrying out their duties.
The traditional ruler thanked the governor for the support and encouragement given to the corps in making the occasion a huge success.
In his remarks, the commandant-general thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for accepting to sign the bill establishing the corps into law.
He urged the new cadets to create time for personal development, which would go a long way in adding value to their services in NPC.
Abubakar said that he would do everything possible to ensure that the corps achieve its mandate.