The Federal Government is planning a national conference on the North-east, Chairman, Victim Support Fund (VSF), General Theophilous Danjuma (rtd.), hinted on Tuesday in Abuja.
He was speaking at a pre-conference meeting with development partners where he said the conference scheduled for December, would adopt a plan to be used by stakeholders in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the northeast.
At the pre-conference meeting, the presidency met with 19 international organisations and agencies.
He noted that the meeting was also aimed at sensitising the international development partners both in 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 optimise resource utilisation, enhance monitoring and accountability for impact for sustainable development. The conference is scheduled for December 7, 2015, in Abuja and will be headlined by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
President Buhari recently set up the PCNI with the aim of coordinating and harmonising all initiatives for delivering humanitarian development agenda in the North-east.
The committee would also coordinate the activities of VSF, Presidential Initiative on North-east (PINE), and Safe School Initiative (SSI) among others