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EASE OF DOING BUSINESS COUNCIL SOLICITS THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL GOVT CHAIRMEN

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The Rivers State Government says Local Government Councils have a pivotal role to play in the quest to make Rivers State an Investors’ Haven and Destination of Choice.

Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this during a meeting between the State Ease Doing Business Council (EODBC) and Chairmen of the 23 Local Government Areas at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 27th February, 2020.
Dr. Banigo said the meeting is designed to enlist the participation of the Council Chairmen who are closer to the grass roots in driving the process that would make the State actualize the goal of making Rivers State the ultimate investors’ haven.
According to the Deputy Governor the bane of business within the State has been the issue of multiplicity of taxes and the crude method used by Local Government Councils to collect revenue.
“If we are to succeed in redefining the business climate in Rivers State, the re-registration of businesses which will employ modern t…

PRAISE UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS (PUSH) : PART TWO

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PRAISE GOD
Last week looked at what Praise is and how we give God praise. You can find that here. Today we would be looking at what happens when we praise God. We were created to give God pleasure though our praise irrespective of what life throws at us. Whether things are going well for us or not, we ought to praise God at all times. Isaiah 43:21 says "These people have I formed for myself, they shall declare my praise." Psalm 150:6 says "Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord." The simple fact that we are alive and breathing in free oxygen, is enough reason to give God praise at all times. HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DECLARE GOD'S PRAISE
1. When you declare God's praise in songs, He steps into the situation just as He did for Paul and Silas in Acts 16:25-40 when they were imprisoned. As they gave God songs of praise in the middle of the night, the prison doors flung open and the chains fell off their hands. That is the pot…

GOD HAS BEEN KIND TO MY FAMILY: BANIGO

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo says she would continue to offer sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay her vows unto the Almighty God because the Lord has been good to her family.

Dr. Banigo stated this during a Special Thanksgiving Service for God’s Mercies and Tombstone Dedication organized by the family of the Late Dr. Owen Gogo Banigo at St. Stephen’s Cathedral Bonny on Saturday, 22nd February, 2020.
The Deputy Governor who expressed regret that her Late Husband Dr. Owen Gogo Banigo could not have his Funeral Service at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in 2009 said the Almighty God has been faithful over the years.
“I want to sincerely thank our father in the Lord the Diocesan for permitting us to have this service I recall that we were not able to have his funeral service in this church in 2009 which was very heart breaking for the family”.
The Deputy Governor who expressed gratitude to the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his unquantifiable support to the …

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITS TO ZERO TRANSMISSION OF HIV

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The Rivers State Government has reiterated its commitment to ensure zero transmission of HIV/ Aids and to ensure optimal health care for those already living with the virus.


Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this during an advocacy visit by a delegation of the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDs (NEPWHAN) and the Country Coordinating Mechanism Global Fund Nigeria at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday 14th February, 2020.


Dr. Banigo who expressed the State Governments readiness to build partnership on the Global Fund Project said the funds would be useful to our people and ultimately strengthen the health system. 


According to her when the health system is strengthened it would promote socio economic development and help to improve the living standard of the people generally.


The Deputy Governor who said Governor Wike is passionate about improving health care delivery in the State noted that when the centre for Dieses Control and the Ins…

PAMO UNIVERSITY AN INNOVATION IN THE EDUCATIONAL INDUSTRY: WIKE

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The Rivers State Government has expressed optimism that the Pamo University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) would produce students of great academic relevance and integrity to fill up the gap in our medical services across the Country.


The State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike expressed this during the 3rd Matriculation Ceremony of the Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt on Tuesday 18th February, 2020.
Represented by his Deputy Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo Governor Wike said the Pamo University is an innovation in the Nigerian Educational Industry, stressing that the founders of the University are indeed living up to expectations in delivering equitable services to the students.
Governor Wike who said the University would continue to receive the support of the Rivers State Government through the award of scholarships to students and other avenues, charged the students to face their studies seriously and obey school rules and regulations.

He congratulated the authorities of t…

PRAISE UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS (PUSH)

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It was a privilege to be part of the 5th edition of Praise Until Something Happens (PUSH) where I spoke on praise.





It is easy to praise God when everything seems to be going well as planned, but once the ships go down and things begin to go haywire, the last thing that comes to mind is to praise God. There is also this set of people who only praise God when they are in need, making God a checkbook father. Once their heart's desires are granted, they forget God, not even thanksgiving proceeds from their mouths. Now, while thanksgiving is showing appreciation or gratitude to God for all He has done, Praise is acknowledging who God is. In praise, we acknowledge God's sovereignty,  His holiness, His beauty, His majesty, His excellency, His greatness etc. 1st Chronicles 16:25 says " For great is the Lord who is most worthy of praise. He is to be feared above all gods." That is why we call Him;
The King of kings
Lord of lords
Ancient of day
I am that I am
Way maker
Omnipo…

BANIGO TO WAKAMA AND KPORGHOR COMMUNITIES: COOPERATE WITH THE RIVERS STATE BOUNDARY COMMISSION

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has called on the People of Wakama Community in Ogu/Bolo Local   Government Area and Kporghor Community in Tai Local Government Area to cooperate with the Rivers State Boundary Commission in its quest to bring an end to their boundary dispute.
Dr. Banigo made this call at a meeting between the Rivers State Boundary Commission and Stakeholders from Wakama and Kporghor communities at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 13th February 2020.
 According to the Deputy Governor this dispute has unfortunately cost the communities the loss of several human lives and the loss of very valuable properties running into millions of naira, noting that communal crisis does not do any body any good whatsoever.

She said communal crisis only brings hardship, economic sabotage, blockade and total lack of development to the area, stressing that the Boundary Commission under her watch cannot fold its arms and watch communal crisis that w…

2019 ELECTION WE CAN’T THANK GOD ENOUGH: Wike

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The State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed gratitude to the People of Degema Local Government Area for their support to his Administration, especially during the turbulent period of the 2019 election.


Governor Wike expressed this during a thanksgiving Service organized by St Alban’s Anglican Church Obuama for the Second Tenure Election Victory of Governor Wike and his Deputy Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo at the Church Auditorium on Sunday, 9th February, 2020.
Represented by his Deputy Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike said despite the fact that the election was peaceful they came with their might to thwart the will of the Rivers People but the Almighty God had His say at the end.
“They came with the army, tried with INEC, the Police, they tried to sabotage us within and outside but the counsel of the Almighty God prevailed”.

According to Governor Wike at the point when all other states that participated in the gubernatorial election of 2019 had received their re…

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS COUNCIL COMMENCES E-REGISTRATION OF BUSINESSES IN RIVERS STATE: AS NSIRIM HEADS COMMITTEE ON INVESTMENT PROMOTION.

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The Rivers State Ease of Doing Business Council headed by the State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has taken far reaching decisions to give impetus to the mandate given to the Council by the State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

Speaking to news men, shortly after the meeting at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, 11th February 2020.
The State Commissioner for Information and Communications Pastor Paulius Nsirim said with effect from today 11th February, 2020 an E- Registration Platform for all businesses in Rivers State has been put in place to ensure that all businesses in Rivers State come under one data base. 
According to him a help desk has also been established in the office of the Deputy Governor in line with this decision.
Pastor Nsirim further disclosed that the Ease of Doing Business Council also set up an investment Promotion Committee   headed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications Pastor Paulinus Nsirim.
Other members of the co…

IF THE SITUATION DOESN'T CHANGE, IT CHANGES YOU

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We've all been through difficult moments in life and some of us are probably in turbulent times at the moment yet there are times we have prayed to God severally to change the situation and it seems God does not answer our prayers. It would seem all our prayers fall on deaf ears and the weight of the world is on our shoulders. The thing is, God does not change the difficult situations you are in because he wants those difficult moments to change you. These challenging times are necessary for us to go through so God works in and through us. The situation might not change but changes your heart instead. Whatever God starts, He finishes. He won't leave you halfway with the trying times. "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." (Philippians 1:6)



In life, I have learnt to let go of things I can't change but trust them into the hands of God. The things I can change, I change cause I have cont…

MORE RIVERS YOUTH TO BENEFIT FROM SKILLS ACQUISITION PROGRAMME: BANIGO

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A total of four thousand youths drawn from Akuku Toru, Asari Toru, and Degema Local Government Areas of Rivers State have successfully completed a 5-Week Intensive Skills Acquisition Training and Empowerment Programme initiated and funded by the Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo.

Speaking during the closing formalities at the Degema Stadium the Deputy Governor who expressed delight with the enthusiasm displayed by the beneficiaries disclosed that this is just the beginning of many more empowerment programmes to come to the area and many other Local Government Areas across the State.
“I am very pleased with you before now it used to be said that you don’t want to work now you have shown the world and the world is watching that, that narrative is not true”. She stressed.
According to Dr. Banigo the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has a passion to give the Rivers People the best at every given opportunity, noting that he is desirous to see that our youths …