Tuesday, 27 October 2015

FG Unveils Website To Coordinate North East Rehabilitation



The recently constituted Presidential Committee on the North East Intervention (PCNI), will today, officially unveil a website for the coordination of interventions in the North East as part of the federal governments drive towards peace and rapid redevelopment of the region.

The committee will also present its brief on the North East Marshall Plan at a stakeholders forum being organised by the National Emergency Agency (NEMA) and the Vice President’s Office in Maiduguri, Borno state.

A statement by the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) spokesman Odutayo Oluseyi, informed that the PCNI, under the leadership of General T. Y. Danjuma (Rtd) will also present the master plan to the world at a global conference scheduled for the first week of December.

According to the Vice Chair of PCNI who doubles as the Chairman of PINE, Prof. Soji Adelaja, the web-based Data Management System to be developed by PINE, will serve the purpose of mapping all activities of stakeholders through a GIS display system which shows real time data of interventions.

Adelaja said: “All stakeholders of the region, particularly NGOs will be required to upload their programs/activities to this portal. This will ensure comprehensive harmonization and coordination of humanitarian emergency relief and all socio-economic interventions.

“The system also affords greater visibility, easy impact assessment, easy coordination, ensuring that resources are maximised and duplication of interventions in the region are easily avoided,” he added.

The committee is amongst others tasked to ensure all stakeholders in humanitarian emergency relief and socio- economic assistance in the North East key into the plan which has been designed to ensure streamlined and well mapped interventions.

Adelaja explianed that a component of the Marshall Plan provides a 12 months program through which NGOs and others intervening in the North East would benefit from a grant system, aimed at increasing the positive impact of NGO activities in the region.

He further mentioned that a six months training program equally developed under the North East

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