By Kayode Adeoti
Following the passage of the Nigeria Peace Corps (NPC) Bill on Tuesday by the National Assembly, the Kwara State Commandant, Patriot Adelowo Yekini has renewed the commission’s vow to fight cultism menace to a standstill in the state.
Speaking during the peaceful rally held yesterday in Ilorin, the commandant maintained that NPC will fulfil its mandate of instilling discipline and morals in the life of the youth from primary schools to the higher institutions.
“As part of our commission’s objective, we want to guard the youth from primary school level. Once they have good orientation early enough, joining bad gangs in higher institutions would be abominable to them,” he stressed.
He noted further that the 8th Assembly has done justice to the quest of youths in Nigeria by finally passing the bill that will establish NPC.
He added that the best that could happen to the present democracy is the confirmation of NPC noting that the development will create job opportunities for the teeming youths.
“What we are doing in Ilorin today is what is happening simultaneously all over the country. We are happy with the development and we are sure President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the bill for implementation.
“We are convinced it will be signed upon his (Buhari’s) return to the country. It is part of what they promised the teeming youths in their electioneering campaign. NPC will be in schools, to inculcate discipline in the youth. The corps is out to eradicate misconducts, examination malpractices, drug abuse and other social vices in our young ones,” he divulged.
For the NPC to attain its aims and objectives, Yekini said the corps will be collaborating with other security agencies in the country.