BANIGO URGES MEDICAL WOMEN TO GO INTO POLITICS

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BANIGO URGES MEDICAL WOMEN TO GO INTO POLITICS

Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has appealed to Medical Women to go into politics.


Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Inegogo Fubara (Right) making a speech on behalf of the Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, during a Gender Based Violence Symposium by Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Rivers State, at the NMA House, East-West Road, Port Harcourt on the 22nd Oct. 2021


Dr. Banigo made this appeal during the Award and Investiture Ceremony of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Rivers State Chapter at Hotel Presidential, in Port Harcourt at the weekend.


Dr. Banigo, who said women in leadership always make a difference because they have innate personality traits and capacity that are irrefutable and undeniable, added that women are needed in positions of authority that can make policies and push to make sure that we have a society that understands what it is to groom with the love of a mother.


Dr. Banigo further said, “Women in leadership are far more empathetic, they are more mindful about things and generally give an atmosphere around them that creates that feeling that everybody can aspire to be the best they can be”.


The Deputy Governor who insisted that this was the time for women to take the lead, disclosed that they have what it takes to lead.


“You have what it takes to succeed and we need you, so do not sit back and say politics is a dirty business, it is not. I am there”. She stressed.


She urged them to register and identify with their communities and Local Government Areas, to enable them vie for positions and congratulated the leadership and entire members of MWAN for a successful Biennium.


In her acceptance speech, the 18th President of MWAN, Dr. Omosivie Maduka said the hallmark of her tenure would be the attention MWAN would pay to mentorship and leadership development among the young doctors, integration, and care for senior members.


Also speaking, the immediate past President of MWAN, Dr. Vetty Agala who gave a detailed account of her stewardship, disclosed that under her watch MWAN continued and intensified efforts in existing programmes that contribute to improving health indices and aligning with the health -related Sustainable Development Goals.


Highlights of the occasion was the presentation of various merit awards to deserving recipients.

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