PCNI and Presidential Commitee for VSF Donates Building Materials to Borno State Government
- February 12, 2018
The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative and the Presidential Committee for Victims Support Fund have donated building materials to the Borno State government towards the reconstruction of communities destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.
PCNI Vice-Chairman, Tijjani Tumsah, presented the materials in Maiduguri to Governor Kashim Shettima while flagging off the Material Support Programme to provide access to improved housing for returnees and people directly affected by the insurgency.
The presidential committee donated 298,000 pieces of timber, 59,710 ceiling boards, 20,865 bags of assorted nails, 14,100 bundles of zinc and 2,400 bags of cement to nine local government areas where reconstruction works were ongoing.
Biu, Gwoza and Monguno Local Government Areas got 50,000 pieces of timber, 2,275 bundles of zinc, 2,650 ceiling boards and 350 bags of cement each, while 48,000 pieces of timber, 2,275 bundles of zinc, 2,650 ceiling boards and 350 bags of cement were donated to Damboa Local Government Area.
Five local governments, Guzamala, Kala-Balge, Kukawa, Mafa and Ngala, received 20,000 pieces of timber, 1,000 bundles of zinc, 2,053 bags of assorted nails, 5,670 pieces of ceiling boards and 200 bags of cement each.
Governor Shettima thanked PCNI for the intervention noting that it will fast-track the ongoing reconstruction works and subsequent resettlement of the internally displaced persons adding his government was determined to resettle all displaced persons to their communities by May 29.