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  1. How long will PCNI be in existence? PCNI is a tenured entity with a mandate to operate for three years.
  1. Can’t the government do this? Humanitarian groups are continuing their important work. However, IDPs are anxious to return home. The federal and state government has begun to lay the groundwork to resettle families back to their communities. Large areas have been destroyed and landmines need to be cleared.  Schools and hospitals need to be rebuilt, equipped and staffed. Finally, people returning home that have lost everything need to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.  All of this reconstruction requires support and a coordinated effort from the PCNI, governmental and non-governmental partners.
  1. What happened to PINE and the Safe Schools Initiative (SSI)? The Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) and the Safe Schools Initiative (SSI), both previous intervention efforts, havenow been wound down and their activities subsumed by the PCNI. The PCNI oversees and coordinates a broader and more comprehensive program of rehabilitation and social stabilization.
  1. Who are PCNI Stakeholders?

The Federal Government of Nigeria

Borno State Government

Adamawa State Government

Yobe State Government

Gombe State Government

Taraba State Government

Bauchi State Government

Local governments in the North East

International development partners

Non-governmental Organizations

Civil society organizations

Organized Private Sector

  1. Where does the money come from?

▪Federal, state and local government appropriated funding.

▪Private sector contributions

▪Donor Agencies

▪International development banks

  1. How will we ensure transparency and accountability? The PCNI will operate a dashboard that will not only track interventions but will also serve as a robust monitoring and evaluation tool. It will also show us who is doing what, where and for whom. The PCNI operational model will also adopt a framework for financial management and procurement that will be in line with international best practices promoting transparency and accountability and ensuring the delivery of aid and relief to those who need it most.
  1. Relationship to Victim Support Fund? Lt. General T.Y. Danjuma (Rtd) GCON is the chair of both organizations. The Victims Support Fund (VSF) is a non-profit, private sector led initiative established to cater for the victims of the insurgency. VSF is a PCNI partner in fundraising for the Buhari Plan implementation. To learn more, visit
  1. What is PCNI doing for the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance?

IDP needs come first.  We will work tirelessly with partners to move as much food as possible to Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in the year ahead. We will

  • Work with partners to provide humanitarian assistance as more areas become accessible and safe for intervention.
  • Ensure a better targeted delivery of food and non-food items to IDPs both in host communities and camps across the North East while working earnestly to rebuild their livelihoods.
  • Humanitarian efforts are ongoing with critical priority in
    • Food & nutrition
    • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
    • Shelter and Non – Food Items (NFIs)
    • Health
    • Education

 Chibok Girls: We are thankful for the release of the 21 girls and pray for the release of more girls as well as other missing or kidnapped family members. These negotiations are an ongoing process to bring back the girls and other children and family members that were abducted by Boko Haram. The girls and others will receive the help they need from the government in medical care and psycho-social assistance.  PCNI will focus on the rebuilding of communities so all impacted persons will have the social services they need restored as quickly as possible.

11.Why such an expensive-looking office? The PCNI office was donated by the federal government. The federal government incurs no costs on the use of the premises. Its use by PCNI is consistent with the government’s commitment to reduce the cost of governance, promote efficiency and ensure prudent savings.