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Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has informed Female Aspirants seeking political relevance to be aware that good character is the key to success.

Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo (2nd Right), receiving an Award of Honour from the Vice President, Student Union Government, Rivers State University (RSU), Comr. Harmony Kose Aluge (2nd Left) during the Female Aspire Conference at the State University Campus, Port Harcourt on the 30th Sept. 2022. 

Dr. Banigo stated this, during the Female Aspire Conference, organized by the Office of the Vice President, of the Rivers State University, Student Union Government at the school premises, on Friday 30th September 2022.


Dr.  Banigo said a good character can elevate somebody, open doors and break the ceiling for women, stressing that if female aspirants maintain a good character that people can attest to, and do not change anyhow they would succeed.


“You must stand firm by the things you believe in, and maintain a clear stand in any situation, be forthright, show integrity and when you speak, you let out what is inside you, that you can always attest to, and if a female wants to aspire she must show the character that will always prove her to be above board”. Dr. Banigo stressed.


The Deputy Governor commended Comrade Harmony Aluge, for setting up the Sweetney Aluge Foundation for Human liberation and expressed the hope that the foundation would touch lives and bring succor and solace to many families and would give them hope to live.


Dr.  Banigo said she loves to help humanity especially when it comes to sickle cell disease, adding that she knows what it takes because she has witnessed and treated it as a Public Health Physician.


In her address, the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State Prof. (Mrs) Ngozi Nma Odu, said part of what she loves doing is mentoring young people, noting that they could be bigger than the Deputy Governor and herself If they are focused.


She urged women to be focused and have a mentor to look up to, that would help them to inspire themselves, stressing that they must have humility to achieve greater heights.


“You must show respect, you must also be honest and transparent as that is the way you can build trust, you need to inculcate some of these attitudes to achieve greater heights”. Prof Odu quipped.


Earlier the Vice President of the Rivers State University Student Union Government, Comrade Harmony Kose Aluge said, women pass through a lot of pains during their monthly flow and childbearing, adding that the resource persons were carefully selected.


She said, “as future mothers, we need to follow your good steps, so we want to hear from you our mothers and learn from your wisdom and also the mistakes you made “.


Highlights of the occasion were the presentation of an award of excellence to the Deputy Governor as “Eremesakibo” which is a Kalabari word that means the Lifter of Women. 

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