Plateau State House of Assembly (PSHA) speaker, Hon. Peter Azi has pledge support on behalf of house members to the officers and men of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) appealing to members of the house to include the Peace Corps of Nigeria in the 2018 budget.
The speaker made this announcement while receiving members of the corps who paid the house a visit during a solidarity rally which took place at the PSHA complex Jos, on the 2nd of Aug 2017
In a welcome address, the chairman house committee on Labor and security, member representing Riyom constituency and a minority leader in the PSHA, Hon. Daniel Dam thanked God for making it possible and commended the officers and men of the PCN for their resilience, he also appreciates the National Assembly and all stakeholders pledging their support also calling on the peace corps to be good citizens and ambassadors for peace.
Responding, State commander of the PCN Sunday Joseph who led the rally thanked the President, National Assembly and the PSHA for their support saying his men will surely contribute to the peace building and security of the state and country at large.
Deputy speaker and member representing Kantana constituency and chairman of the committee set to support the PCN in the National Assembly during the public hearing Hon. Sale Yipmong stressed the passion of the PLSG to send a representative in the National Assembly for public hearing and also commended the patience of the members of PCN
Present at the event are members representing Shendam, Jos East, Qua’an Pan, Langtang North/South, Wase, others are; Bokkos, Rukuba Irigwe, Pengana, Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Jos South.
In an interview with the Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria Plateau State, Patron Sunday Joseph said he is filled with gratitude to the speaker and members PSHA and the National Assembly at large for their support.
He disclosed that Plateau State is the only state that sent a representative (a Commissioner) to the National Assembly to support the bill during the public hearing and the house of assembly in Abuja.
He also cleared the air on the allegation on money paid as bribe to the National Assembly to pass the bill and the issue of forms sold at 40 to 50 thousand Naira saying the allegation was baseless. He equally assured of their contribution in peace building and adding that the passing of the bill will go a long way in addressing youth’s restlessness and will reduce crime in the society.