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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has called on Rivers Youths to strive for excellence and a passion to make a difference in the Society.

Dr. Banigo stated this during a “Meet the Leader Session” with the Deputy Governor organized by Global Shapers Community Port Harcourt, as part of activities to commemorate the 2018 United Nations International Youth Day at the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Friday 10th August, 2018.

Dr. Banigo expressed delight that the Global Shapers Community, Port Harcourt whom she described as very talented youths have decided not to hide their talents but are using it  for the betterment of the society.

The Deputy Governor who described the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  as a youth friendly Governor said “when we see you like this we are happy and whatever we  can do to encourage you to fulfil your God given destinies will be done”.

She congratulated all the young people in the State   for their creativity, innovation, their sheer number and strength as they celebrate the International Youth Day.

Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo receiving an Award from the Leader, Global Shapers Community, Port Harcourt, Mr. ThankGod Okorisha during an Interactive Session with the Group at Government House, Port Harcourt on 10thAugust 2018.

Earlier the curator of the Port Harcourt Global Shapers, Mr. ThankGod Okirisha had informed the Deputy Governor that, the Global Shapers is the youth body of the World Economic Forum made up of young people within 20 and 30 years age bracket, from diverse professional backgrounds that are passionate about change, solving problems, and doing things that have direct impact on the society.

According to him, the Port Harcourt Global Shapers, which is one of the 450 Global shapers around the Globe were in the Government House to interact with the Deputy Governor to mark the United Nations International Youth Day because, she has been a role model over the years, noting that their thematic area includes, education, volunteering and civic engagements.

It would be received that the 12th of August each is set aside to commemorate the United Nations International Youth Day.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Safe Spaces for Youths”.

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