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COVID- 19: BANIGO COMMENDS THE ORGANIZED PRIVATE SECTOR

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has commended the organized Private Sector for showing concern and solidarity with the State Government in its efforts to mitigate the spread of Covid 19 in the State.


Dr. Banigo in a statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt Dr. Banigo said as the Chairman of the Ease of doing Business Council she appreciates the solidarity being shown by the Organized Private Sector, stressing that they have complied with all the various measures Government has put in place to check the spread of this terrible disease.
The Deputy Governor expressed the hope that there shall be no outbreak despite the fact the State is the Hub of Oil and Gas.           

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS COUNCIL MEETS WITH 13 MDAs AND 11 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAs

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The Rivers State Ease of Doing Business Council says all tiers of Government and the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies must seek ways to actualize a better business environment in the State.


Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this during a review meeting with 13 MDAs and 11 Local Government Areas at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, 24th March 2020.
Dr. Banigo said the review meeting which would ensure the seamless take-off of the E- Business Registration Desks, focused on procedures and processes, collections and payments in a bid to streamline and further harmonize collections in Rivers State.
The Deputy Governor who expressed the hope that the meeting would provide an opportunity to resolve some grey and conflicting areas in modes of operation, said the State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike approved the E -Registration of Business which would employ modern techniques.
According to her the Ease of Doing Business Council has be…

COVID-19 BANIGO ENCOURAGES HEALTH WORKERS

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has urged Health Workers who are at the front line of the combat against Covid-19 in the State to maintain infection prevention control and make sure they are safe. 

Dr. Banigo gave this advice in a statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Friday, 27th March, 2020 to encourage and pay tribute to the Health Workers.
The Deputy Governor said they should stay at their duty posts, work hard and give the best of their ethical services to patients and the public they are serving at this critical time, stressing that the State Government under the watch of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has the will and commitment to safeguard the health of the Rivers People.

THE BEAUTY OF MOTHERHOOD : MY MUM AS MY ROLE MODEL

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Mother's day is a day set aside every year to celebrate mothers for their unconditional love, support, sacrifices and maternal bonds but we all know that mothers ought to be celebrated every day for all they go through and do to keep the home running.






The first sacrifice a woman makes is dropping her father's name to bear her husband's name, after which she makes the home of her husband heaven on earth. Despite knowing the risks involved with pregnancy, she looks forward to it and gladly becomes pregnant.



There are women who go through one form of challenge all through the period of pregnancy, others experience challenges at the early stage, while some go through the period of pregnancy itch free.
Now, at the point of delivery, we all know that, not every woman who goes into the delivery room comes back alive or the same way they went in.

While some give birth to their children with ease, some go through hours of labour before they bring forth the child while some go thro…

MODULAR REFINERIES: BANIGO MEETS WITH PLAYERS IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

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The Rivers State Government has urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to encourage investors to partner with the State Government to actualize the setting up of Modular Refineries.


Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this during a stakeholders consultative engagement with operators in the Petroleum Industry at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, 16th March, 2020.
The Deputy Governor said the Nation is losing so much from pipeline vandals and “kpo fire” operators, noting that instead of losing so much to oil theft which is further depleting the environment we could channel it to Modular Refineries.
She said the State Government is now driving the process and is willing to welcome on board investors on Public Private Partnership arrangement so that they can be sure of leaving behind for posterity an environment that is sustainable.
“We cannot just fold our hands doing nothing; we do not know how things will be like in ten years’ time s…

THE STRENGTH OF A WOMAN 2

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She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." (Proverbs 31:25)

Celebrating the International Women's Day on the 8th March 2020, I chose to celebrate The Strength Of A Woman where we looked at four characteristics of The Strength of a woman.


To complete the series, four more characteristics of the strength of a woman will be looked into and are as follows;


5. WELL DRESSED (PROVERBS 31:22) :
She dresses herself so well like the royalty she is and elegantly carries herself like the queen she is. She might not wear the most expensive cloths or be trendy but she has a style of her own that she maintains. No wonder Lauretta Young once said "A charming woman does not follow the crowd; she is herself."



6. DIGNIFIED (Proverbs 31:25) : She is dignified in strength and honour. Because she is always prepared, she is never afraid of what is to come but laughs at what is to come. She finds her strength in difficult and challenging times and not afrai…

BANIGO SOLICITS THE SUPPORT OF CDCs TO END “KPO FIRE”

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has solicited the support of the Community Development Committees (CDC) in the 23 Local Government Areas of the State to enlighten and sensitize their People about the dangers inherent in Artisanal Refining of Crude Oil.


Dr. Banigo expressed this during a consultative meeting on Modular Refineries with the CDC Chairmen and Secretaries from the 23 Local Government Areas at the Delta Hotels Port Harcourt, on Friday, 13th February, 2020.
Dr. Banigo said the appeal became necessary in view of the fact that the issue of black soot concerns everybody because of the negative effect it has on our environment, noting that it is a matter that could kill all of us if we do not take necessary actions to stop it.
According to the Deputy Governor when scientists examined the particles of the soot they discovered that those particles are very dangerous to human health, plants and animals.
Dr. Banigo further disclosed that it can cause cancer and…

BANIGO INAUGURATES TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON WAKAMA AND KPORGHOR COMMUNITIES BOUNDARY DISPUTE

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has inaugurated a Technical Committee on Wakama and Kporghor Community Boundary Dispute.

Speaking during the inauguration, at the Government House, in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 12th March, 2020.
 Dr. Banigo reiterated Governor Wike’s determination to promote peace and development in all parts of the State.
 Dr. Banigo who spoke through Chief Silas Eneyo, a member of the Rivers State Boundary Commission urged members of the Technical Committee to work within the terms of reference and ensure they carry out their assignments with utmost diligence and impartiality.
 Responding the Chairman of the Technical Committee on Wakama and Kporghor Boundary Dispute, Deputy Controller of Immigrations (DCI) Charles Epum expressed gratitude to the Deputy Governor for finding members of the committee worthy to serve the State.
He said members of the committee would do everything humanly possible to resolve the lingering boundary dispute betw…

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT FROWNS AGAINST ARTISANAL REFINING AND CRUDE OIL THEFT

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The Rivers State Government says the issue of artisanal refining and crude oil theft has become a serious menace with glaring impact on the environment and inhabitants.



The State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this during a stakeholders consultative engagement on Modular Refineries at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

According to Dr. Banigo the situation at hand is multifaceted and requires a multidimensional approach, noting that the State Government under the watch of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike initiated various measures to curtail the menace.

This she said includes the inauguration of a high powered technical Committee of Technocrats saddled with the responsibility of carrying out scientific investigation and proffer necessary abatement measures.

Dr. Banigo said Government in alliance with security apparatus also deployed necessary actions against the operators, with laudable campaign programmes put in place.

The Deputy Govern…

RIVERS STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR COMMITS BROTHER TO MOTHER EARTH

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The mortal remains of the Late Mr. Coryndon Caywood Harry elder brother of the Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has been committed to mother earth at Obuama.


Speaking during the funeral Service at the St. Alban’s Anglican Church Obuama, on Saturday 7th March 2020.
The Vicar in charge Venerable Gabriel Nteile advised Christians to take stock of their lives, pause and ponder about life and live a life worthy of emulation that will make us to be remembered for good.
According to him the Late Coryndon Harry is a polished and well behaved man with a noble character who lived a life worthy of emulation.

He said with all these good qualities the Late Mr. Coryndon Harry would not have died but  death is a journey that is compulsory for all human beings whether we like it or not.
The venerable disclosed that the scriptures in Hebrews 9:27 says “it is appointed unto man once to die after that judgement’ which according to him means that death is compulsory and not man made…

THE STRENGTH OF A WOMAN

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She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." (Proverbs 31:25)

8th March every year has been set aside to celebrate women all over the world for their social, economic and political achievements. This year, I choose to celebrate the Strength of a Woman.


A woman is commonly perceived as a weaker vessel yet God has equipped her with unusual strength that is beyond human comprehension. When Peter spoke of women as weaker vessels in 1 Peter 3:7, he did not mean women are weak in every sense of the word that some would like to think but to rather point out to the general truth that women are comparatively weaker in physical strength. Bone and muscle structure are such that men are usually endowed with more physical strength. So, Peter was trying to speak to men not take advantage of a woman's physical strength.





The strength and beauty of a woman is not seen in her physical appearance or outer beauty. It is not seen in the jewelries she adorns herself …

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT TO STRENGTHEN PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE AMONGST COMMUNITIES IN THE STATE - Banigo

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the State Government has resolved to strengthen peaceful coexistence amongst all communities in the State.
Dr. Banigo stated this while inaugurating members of Degema Local Government Boundary Committee at the Council Headquarters in Degema on 5th March, 2020.

Represented by the Secretary, Rivers State Boundary Commission Mr. Atangsi Lucky, Dr. Banigo said in times past a lot of inter-family relationships have been destroyed because of issues relating to boundary disputes, which according to her could have been averted.
The Deputy Governor who traced the issues of boundary dispute in our communities to insincerity on the part of some community leaders said there is no community or village without a boundary, noting that despite our distinct entity, God created us to live together in peace.
Dr. Banigo charged members of the Degema Local Government Boundary Committee to immediately swing into action by identifying and interveni…