President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) to address the humanitarian crises arising from Boko Haram insurgency.
The Chairman of PCNI, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd), in response to the President, however, disclosed that only N23 billion has so far been redeemed from the over N50 billion pledges made.
PCNI is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the resettlement of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and rehabilitation of the region.Buhari, at the inauguration yesterday in Abuja said that the worst of the Boko Haram insurgency was over. He commended the military for its efforts in degrading the terrorists. The president, who disclosed that funding for the operations would be drawn from the Federal, State and Local Government appropriations with support from international donors, further charged the committee to discharge its duties with dedication, transparency, and accountability. Read more