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NATFORCE will create 10,000 jobs, says Akinyelure

By Odun Edward, Ilorin
06 December 2022   |   11:49 am
The Bill on National Taskforce on Prohibition of Illegal, Importation/Smuggling of Arms, Ammunition, Light Weapons (NATFORCE), will create about 10,000 job opportunities for Nigerians when assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, Sen. Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo Central) has said. The Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions told reporters in Ilorin, yesterday that Nigeria,…

The Bill on National Taskforce on Prohibition of Illegal, Importation/Smuggling of Arms, Ammunition, Light Weapons (NATFORCE), will create about 10,000 job opportunities for Nigerians when assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, Sen. Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo Central) has said.

The Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions told reporters in Ilorin, yesterday that Nigeria, as a leading light in Africa, could not afford to be lethargic on the NATFORCE issue.

According to Chapter VI Article 24 of ECOWAS Treaty, every member state is expected to establish NATFORCE through regulations or legislation for prevention, management of resolution of conflict and keeping peace and security with the enforcement of the decision of the Conference of Heads and Government on December 10, 1999.

Beside the enactment, the treaty instructed member states to allocate a budget line to ensure an effective functioning of National Commissions.

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