FG To Unveil Plan To Reconstruct North East in December – TY Danjuma

FG To Unveil Plan To Reconstruct North East in December – TY Danjuma

Chris Steven, Abuja

The Chairman, Victim Support Fund, General Theophilous Danjuma has disclosed that the federal government would adopt and unveil a plan for use of all stakeholders in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the crisis ridden North East.

General Danjuma gave the hint in Abuja on Tuesday at a pre-conference meeting with 19 international development partners and agencies preparatory to holding a national conference on the North East in December.

This is coming a day after the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) advocacy group challenged the Fund to account for money meant for the rehabilitation of victims of terrorists attacks.

The group wondered what the Fund has been doing with all the moneys realized from the donations organized by the federal government under former President Goodluck Jonathan administration.

He noted that the meeting was also aimed at sensitizing the international development partners both on the forthcoming conference and in the development plan.

According to him, “the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (‎PCNI)  is  working  with  all  the  Presidential initiatives  to  convene  a  conference  aimed  at developing  a  comprehensive,  integrated,  and concerted  Plan  for  the  development,  reconstruction  of the  North East  region,  the  resettlement  and rehabilitation  of  the  victims  of  terrorism”

” The  plan  will  help  us  to  optimize  resource utilization,  enhance  monitoring  and  accountability  for impact  for  sustainable  development.   The  Conference is  scheduled  for  December  7,  2015  in  Abuja  and  will be  headlined  by  the  President  of  the  Federal  republic of  Nigeria,  Muhammadu  Buhari” ‎Danjuma added.

It would be recalled that president Muhammadu Buhari recently set up PCNI‎ with the aim of coordinating and harmonizing harmonizing all initiatives for delivering humanitarian development agenda in the north-east.

The committee would also coordinate the activities of. Victims Support ‎Fund (VSF), Presidential Initiative on North-east (PINE), and Safe  School Initiative (SSI) among others.