The Senate has finally passed a bill to make the Nigerian Peace Corps a para-military agency.
The Senate on Tuesday adopted the conference report on the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was so advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill last year.
However, after the harmonisation of the two separate bills, the Senate had rejected the harmonised version, which has now been approved.
The bill will be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent after the House also approves the harmonised version.
Many however believe that the bill may not get presidential assent as several other security agencies including the police and the army have shown disapproval for the Peace Corps becoming another agency.
Currently, the Peace Corps is a private paramilitary voluntary organisation.