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2020, A YEAR OF DOUBLE BARREL GRACE: Banigo

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Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has declared 2020 as year of Double Barrel Grace.

Dr. Banigo made this declaration while delivering a Sermon at the 2020 Operation Ephphatha programme with the theme “Season of Expansion” at St. Andrews Anglican Church Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt on Sunday 26th January, 2020.   The Deputy Governor while stressing the importance of soul winning in the kingdom business, noted that in all circumstances everything works for the good of those who love Christ.
“You are important to him, God did not waste his time to create people for nothing, he has a purpose for every life, he says, his thoughts for you are thoughts to do good, to bring you to a future, and to give you hope”. She further stressed.

Dr. Banigo who said operation ephphatha affords Christians the opportunity to operate under an open heaven without limitation, stressed that Christ would destroy every yoke and lift every burden in their lives.   
Dr. Banigo who expressed the…

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO MAKE BUSINESS THRIVE

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The Rivers State Government has reiterated its commitment to engender a favourable climate to stimulate business growth in the State.

Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo reiterated this during the second meeting of the Rivers State Ease of Doing Business Council at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, 28th January, 2020.
Dr. Banigo who is also the Chairman of the Council said the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has the political will and commitment to ensure that Rivers State becomes the hub of not only the Hydro Carbon Industry in the country, but the preferred business destination as well.
According to Dr. Banigo a holistic template to facilitate the ease of doing business in the State is being developed, noting that members are working round the clock to ensure that all grey areas are addressed preparatory to the final approval of the template by Governor Wike.

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU GET BUT WHAT YOU BECOME

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In the world we live in, so many people are more concerned about what they want to get, the point they want to get to, the height or pinnacle in career they want to get to, hitting financial target/salary increase, owning properties, becoming famous in life, becoming spouses, achieving a goal or living a dream life yet do not want to go through the process. We become so impatient in the process that we most times give up on our dreams or miss out on important lessons while trying to achieve a goal but happiness is actually found in the little things we do or steps we take to achieve what we want to get and not actually in the getting.


When you look at the people you admire or aspire to be like and dig deep into how they became what they are now, you would find out that there is no glory without a story. These people learned through the process and applied the knowledge, experiences and lessons learned in the process to get to where they are at the moment. There were times they failed…

POLIO ERADICATION : RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT FOCUSES ON GOOD SURVEILLANCE

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The Rivers State Government says it would continue to be vigilant in its effort to eradicate polio, with focus on good surveillance and strong routine immunization.

Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this during the Quarterly Review Meeting of the State Task Force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, 20th January, 2020.
Dr. Banigo who identified result oriented governance as the hallmark of the Governor Wike led Administration “we will continue to provide those basic routine immunization, antenatal care, nutrition and family planning as these are very fundamental priorities which are key to ascertaining desired optimal health indicators for our people”.
According to the Deputy Governor to effectively protect our children, our community and prevent outbreaks, we must work to ensure that we achieve 80% coverage for all antigens at ward level, stressing that we must reach polio certification by June 2020.
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RIVERS YOUTHS ARE NOT LAZY: BANIGO

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The Deputy Governor of Rivers State Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has debunked insinuations in some quarters that Rivers youths are lazy.

Dr. Banigo debunked this shortly after undertaking a tour of Akuku Toru, Asari Toru and Degema Local Government Areas to monitor the progress of the on-going Free Skills Acquisition Programme she organized for youths and young adults in the three Local Government Areas of the Old Degema Province on Friday, 17th January 2020.
The Deputy Governor said contrary to the negative perception that our youths are lazy; the average Rivers youth is very industrious.
“We went to Abonnema, Degema, now we are in Buguma we went round, the centres are well populated and what touches me is the zeal of the participants, they are willing to learn, they are eager to work so all these talk about our youths being lazy is out of the question and God will make sure that they fulfil their destinies. Nothing will stop them”. The Deputy Governor stressed.
Dr. Banigo who expressed…

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT DECRY NEGATIVE IMPACT OF OIL EXPLORATION

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The Rivers State Government says the issues of oil exploration and the degradation of land and water of the Niger Delta Region, especially Ogoni land has impacted negatively on the lives of our people.


Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated this during the Commissioning of Office Building and Laboratory of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency in Port Harcourt on Friday 10th January, 2020.
Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike said in the last quarter of 2016, Port Harcourt atmosphere suffered from the appearance of black soot which was very injurious to the health of our People as they could no longer engage in their natural vocation to carter for their families.
He said the State Government had to set up a high powered technical committee which expressed the need for the Federal Government to implement the stop gas flaring policy that has been in the archives since 1979, and also to ensure that the gas flare sites are handed over to investors by…

DON'T JUST COUNT THE DAYS BUT MAKE YOUR DAYS COUNT IN 2020 AND BEYOND

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"Teach us to number our days, That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" Psalm 90:12
As the year begins and seems to be running fast, so many people are scared, anxious and worried of how the days of the year will go by for them or how the year will end up for them again. Some already started the year on a rough note which tends to breed anxiety in them. Some sit down everyday in self pity counting the days and taking note of dates in the calendar, worrying about how time flies, how their years/age are fast running and how little or nothing is done, accomplished or achieved. We all have concerns or things that tend to make us worry. Things we dread or fear that might happen or will not happen to us and as a result we just keep counting the days and going with the days as they come with nothing meaningful to be proud of. The Psalmist asked God that He teaches us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom, meaning we are not just to count the days as they come …

WE ARE DETERMINED TO FIGHT FOR THE COLLECTIVE INTEREST OF RIVERS PEOPLE: BANIGO

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The Deputy Governor of Rivers State Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the Nyesom Ezenwo led Administration is determined to fight for the collective interest of the Rivers People.

Dr. Banigo stated this while speaking at the Mega Global Prayer Quake and Silver Jubilee Anniversary of Ministers Prayer Network at the International Convention Centre along Aba/Port Harcourt express way, Obuzor-Asa, Abia State on Tuesday 7th January, 2020.
Represented by her Director of Administration, Ben Roberts Dr. Banigo insisted that the Government would continue to implement strategic policies and programmes that would benefit the generality of the people.
She attributed the Government’s present stay in office   to the prayers of Christian bodies in the State, particularly at the trying period of the 2019 elections, noting that the Government would continue to identify and partner with the church.
The Deputy Governor said the theme of the Conference “The Turning Point” is relevant and appropriate at this…

BANIGO FLAGS OFF SKILLS ACQUISITION PROGRAMME

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the Youths and Young Adults Training and Empowerment Programme she organized for the Old Degema Province is a bold initiative to bridge the practical -skills-set our Local Government Areas need to be abreast with modern realities.

Dr. Banigo stated this during the Flag Off of a One Month Free Special Skills Acquisition Training and Empowerment Programme for three thousand youths, at the Degema Stadium on Monday, 6th January, 2020.
According to Dr. Banigo beneficiaries of the programme are expected to be self-reliant with intent to contribute meaning fully to the micro- economy of their respective Local Government Areas and the State at large.
She said the Christian based entrepreneurship programme is being organized in collaboration with Redemption Ministries, which had done similar programmes in Bayelsa State and the Western part of the Country.
The Deputy Governor who disclosed that this programme has unique features that i…