The Katsina State House of Assembly on Monday says it will support the Federal Government’s move of taking over Peace Corps of Nigeria as a security outfit.
The Speaker, Alhaji Sabiu Aliyu, said this in Katsina when he received the Commandant of Nigeria Peace Corps, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim.
Aliyu said that the taking over of the outfit by the Federal Government would improve security situation and generate employment among youths in the country.
He said that the house would set up a committee to participate in the ongoing public hearing at the National Assembly on the possible takeover of the corps.
The speaker said the state government would ensure that the state fill its quota in the area of recruitment when government took over the corps.
Earlier, the commandant called on the lawmakers to support the corps’ struggle to become a government`s security outfit.
Ibrahim told the speaker that the state was lagging behind in the recruitment of officers into the organisation.
He said although the state was allocated 4,042 slots, but only 243 natives had filled the forms of the organisation.
He urged the leadership of the house to ensure that the state filled vacancies allocated to it by encouraging youths to join the organisation. (NAN)