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FAILURE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY INCREASES HIV PREVALENCE: Banigo

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says failure on the part of citizens to behave responsibly is responsible for the increase in the prevalence of HIV/AIDs in the World.

In a statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt to commemorate the 2017 World AIDs Day, Dr. Banigo said HIV/ AIDs is a behavioural disease which is transmitted through the body fluid of infected persons.
According to the Deputy Governor who is a Public Health Physician, a lot of people still believe HIV/AIDS is a myth which does not exist or is transmitted through fetish means if it exists at all.
“For those People who think AIDS does not exist, AIDS is real, abstinence from unprotected sex, mutual fidelity amongst non infected partners, avoidance of the use of unsterilized sharp objects, transfusion of blood screened from HIV, as well as the use of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Protocol are ways to mitigate the spread of the virus” Dr. Banigo stressed.
Dr. Banigo who advis…

WHATEVER WILL IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF WOMEN IS MY PASSION BANIGO

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he Deputy Governor of Rivers State Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says prevention of illness is always cheaper and better than cure. The Deputy Governor stated this during a courtesy visit to her by Health and Wellness Summit organizers at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Dr. Banigo said it is important to screen women as part of deliberate efforts to reduce the disease burden of the society, stressing that whatever will improve the health of women is her passion.
“I really want you to do more of screening, because screening is very important for instance we have so many women suffering from diabetics in pregnancy with its complications without realizing they have diabetics”. She said.

Dr. Banigo said women have to be healthy to bring up healthy, children and to keep their families healthy and fulfil their destinies, noting that the test is simple and does not cost much.
She said Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV Services (PMTCT) are available in all health facilitie…

WOMEN PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL SAFETY AND PEACE - BANIGO

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the presence of women in any profession makes it significantly safer, more peaceful and successful.


The Deputy Governor stated this at the 2017 Women in Aviation, Nigeria Annual Conference in Port Harcourt.
Represented by her Special Assistant on Research and Social Media, Uki Asemota Dr. Banigo said “For long women have been misunderstood, and our strength has been underrated, but I thank God for the growth of women capacity”.
According to her the State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has been of immense support to women and girls in the State, noting that more women are represented in his Administration than any other in the history of the State.
She said the scholarship the Women in Aviation offers will impact lives which will in turn develop the community and commended the efforts of the organization, the decorum, unity of purpose, love and support for women, which she described as impressive and inspiring.
Dr. Banigo urged …

DR. BANIGO FELICITATES WITH DR. JONATHAN ON HIS DIAMOND JUBILEE BIRTHDAY

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has felicitated with the immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as he celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of his birth.

In a Statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt Dr. Banigo described Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as  
“the most erudite, detribalized, democratic and gender friendly President Nigeria has ever had”.



She said two and half years after leaving office Nigerians are still feeling the positive impact of the Jonathan’s transformation agenda which was geared towards making Nigeria truly great again.
According to Dr, Banigo 

“the incompetence and the total cluelessness of the APC led Federal Government has left no one in doubt that Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was indeed a blessing to Nigeria”.
The Deputy Governor, who prayed for God to continue to bless and keep Dr. Jonathan in good health, said it is a thing of joy that the former President is celebrating his D…

DEGEMA GDI ENDORSES GOVERNOR WIKE AND BANIGO

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The Degema Chapter of the Grass Root Development Initiative (GDI) have called on the State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his Deputy, Dr. Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo to present themselves for re-election in 2019.
The GDI made this call when the Degema Chapter of the Organization paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
The Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo who thanked the GDI for the confidence reposed on the Governor and herself said as an NGO the GDI is important to the State Government and the Peoples Democratic Party because of its closeness to the grass roots.
“With your support to the Governor and the party the Rivers People will continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy because Governor Wike is deeply committed in quest to rescue the Rivers People” she said.
According to her when the Present Administration came on board a little over two years ago the State was bedevilled with various internecine wars which resulte…

EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME WIKE - COMMENDS BOMA NSIEGBE

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has commended the Member Representing Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2 in The Federal House of Representatives, Mrs Boma Charles Nsiegbe for positively touching the lives of the people in her constituency.

Governor Wike gave the commendation during the 2017 Mega Empowerment Programme; Mrs Nsiegbe organized for Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2 at the Rumuwoji play ground in Port Harcourt.
Represented by his Deputy Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo the Governor said women in the State who have been entrusted with leadership positions at various levels have demonstrated great capacity to deliver, noting that his Administration will continue to support competent women to succeed.
“Rivers State women whether, elected or appointed in politics, in the Judiciary, Legislature or Executive they have been doing very well. We have seen the list of things she is going to give out today, are indeed proud of Blessing Nsiegbe as a worthy Ambassador” he said.

BANIGO FROWNS AT THE REJECTION OF PATIENTS WITH GUN SHOT INJURIES

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has
frowned at the incessant deaths recorded as a result of the rejection
of patients with gunshot injuries by private health facilities in the
State.


Dr. Banigo expressed her displeasure in reaction to the death of Mr.
Christopher Ojika, who was shot by unknown assailants in the Ikoku
area of Port Harcourt, and was rejected by several private clinics,
that led to his untimely demise.

She said the Federal Government has already directed doctors to treat
emergencies; including gun- shot victims without waiting for police
clearance to save lives and wondered why health facilities shy away
from treating gunshot victims in the State.

“It is disheartening to note that a vibrant young man, working in a
multinational company who was shot, was rushed to several clinics
including his company clinic but was rejected. This lack of compassion
and commitment by the health professionals is unbelievable. Sadly the
young man died after eleven hours of bein…

BE CREATIVE BANIGO, TELLS RIVERS YOUTHS

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Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has
urged Young People in the State to be creative and be the best they
can be in their endeavours.


Dr. Banigo stated this while speaking at a book launch titled
Sharpening your Edge written by Mr. Daniel Tomoni Solomon of the
Government House Press in Port Harcourt.

The Deputy Governor said the Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led Administration is
always willing to encourage and engage youths in positive
ventures.”When youths engage in positive activities it gives us joy
that is why we love to encourage them” she stressed.

According to the Deputy Governor, “we want our young ones to be
creative in the arts, in ICT, excel in the sciences, technology,
engineering and mathematics so they can fulfil their God given
destinies”.

She the State Government will continue to provide good quality schools
for our children of school age and provide vocational skills for those
who will benefit from it, while challenging them not to wait for hand
outs from people but …

THE BEAUTY OF LIFE

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So many times we find it difficult to appreciate the little beautiful things happening around us or that we have because we are too weighed down with the pressures and challenges of life.



We fail to realise how beautiful life is until it's too late. We fail to appreciate and even recognize the efforts of loved ones around us until they are gone. I got to realise the level and capacity of my mom's strength, love and discipline in raising me and my siblings after she passed on. The values and disciplines instilled in us by her never left us but always come to light every day of our lives.

There have been times I had imagined my life without my Mom after I am married and not having her around to hold and play with her grandchildren. Knowing I can't bring her back makes me allow the beauty of my life radiate from within my soul and loose myself to be free realising how blessed I am to be alive.

There are so many married couples out there who are in dire need children and are b…

DELIVER PROJECT ON SCHEDULE BANIGO TELLS CONTRACTORS

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has asked
contractors handling the State Government’s projects across the State
to redouble their efforts to ensure that the projects are delivered on

time with the requisite quality.

Dr. Banigo stated this shortly after inspecting ongoing renovation at
the Harry Memorial Primary School, community Secondary School Obuama,
as well as the project site of the nearly completed Degema Zonal
Hospital in Degema.


According to the Deputy Governor contrary to insinuations in some
quarters that Government projects are consecrated in the State Capital
alone, huge capital projects are being executed in all parts of the
State.

“We want to debunk the allegation that nothing is happening in Degema
,Governor Wike is working very hard you can see the projects we have
inspected, you can see this massive structure, it is a Zonal Hospital
which means it is going to serve as a referral hospital to carter for
patients in the surrounding Local Government Areas aro…

ALL ETHIC NATIONALITIES WILL BE GIVEN A SENSE OF BELONGING: Banigo

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The Rivers State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensure
that all ethnic nationalities in the State are given a sense of
belonging.

Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated
this during the Annual Adult Thanksgiving Service of St. Alban’s
Anglican Church Obuama, in the Degema Local Government Area.


She said  some people were fanning the embers of strife in Degema
Local  Government Area  by insinuating that there is a Kalabari and a
non kalabari dichotomy  in the LGA, noting that the State Chief
Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in his wisdom  appointed  a Female
Care-Taker Committee Chairman from Bille, Mrs. Okorite Carrie Adiele,
who according to her has performed even better than her male
predecessors, thereby putting an end to the erroneous believe that
there is division in the Local Government Area.


“I want to thank the Chiefs and Elders of Bille Community who have
written severally to thank and appreciate His Excellency, Chief Barr.
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, GSSRS …