PCNI donates Building Materials to Borno State

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The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative (PCNI) and the Victims Support Fund (VSF) have made a multi-million-naira donation of building materials worth to the Borno State Government in Maiduguri to support the reconstruction of communities destroyed by insurgents.
The presentation was made to Governor Kashim Shettima by the Vice Chairman of the PCNI and VSF, Mr. Tijjani Tumsah on Friday, February 9. The aid package included a total of 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.
The distribution of the building materials was made to nine local governments of the state where reconstruction works are ongoing. According to Mr. Tumsah, the distribution was based on damage assessment finding and the populations of the local governments.
Biu, Gwoza and Monguno local governments received 50,000 pieces of timber, 2,275 bundles of zinc, 2,650 ceiling boards and 350 bags of cement each. 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.
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 expressed appreciation for the PCNI’s gesture and urged it to extend similar interventions in its next tranche to other local governments of the state where reconstruction works are ongoing such as Askira Uba, Chibok, Konduga, and Marte, among others. He said that his administration is working towards the resettlement of all displaced persons in their communities by May 29.

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