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Rivers State Government says it will encourage capacity development of Doctors and other Health Professionals to enhance their competence in healthcare deliver in the State.
Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo disclosed this when the leadership of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Rivers Chapter paid her a courtesy call in Government House Port Harcourt.
Dr. Banigo said the Rivers State Government is committed to manpower development, pointing out that it was against this background that the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike-Led Government plans to establish a Medical School in Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) to train more medical professionals to enable Government achieve its vision for the health sector.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:21


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Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has enjoined women in the State to organize themselves into co-operatives to benefit from the empowerment programmes of the State Government.
Dr. Banigo stated this when RIVERS DAUGHTERS, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), paid her a courtesy visit, in Government House, Port Harcourt.
The Deputy Governor assured that the Governor Wike-led administration would support women groups whose activities are in line with the vision of the present administration.

She noted that some of the objectives of the Women were captured in the policy frame work of the present administration that would improve the standard of living of Rivers People.
According to her, ‘‘the New Rivers Vision would alleviate poverty, create jobs for the unemployed, empower women and youths as well as ensure that peace and progress returns to the State’’.

She commended Rivers Women for their support and contributions towards the development of the State, particularly for galvanizing stakeholders at the grassroots in the promotion of peace and the rights of women and children.
The Deputy Governor assured them of the commitment of the State Government to partner organizations and thanked them for their initiative in forming cooperatives towards achieving set objectives.
‘‘Be assured of our support. We want to assure you that our Governor is a listening leader, responsible and as you have trusted us, we will never disappoint you.’’ Dr. Banigo stated.
Earlier, the National President, RIVERS DAUGHTERS, Dr. Patricia Ogbonnaya, congratulated the Deputy Governor on their victory at the April polls, noting that her elevation as the first female Deputy Governor in Rivers State was an encouragement and liberation for all women in the State.
The woman leader assured the Government of their unalloyed support and prayed God to grant the present administration wisdom to pilot the affairs of the State.

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Deputy Governor of Rivers State Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo says Governor Nyesom Wike has demonstrated unparalleled strides the development of the State within 40 days in office.

Dr. Banigo stated this during a thanksgiving service organized in her honour by St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Obuama, Niger Delta Diocese, for the successful election and inauguration of the present administration.
The Deputy Governor said Chief Wike has made the Judiciary and the Legislature functional as all arms of Government are discharging their statutory responsibilities creditably.

She noted that most roads that were in deplorable situation are now passable, following the “Operation Zero Pothole,” launched by the State Government shortly after inauguration.

Dr. Banigo who took the first lesson of the service, assured the people that the New Rivers Vision of Governor Wike would ensure that every community in the state is carried along in the execution of purposeful developmental projects.
The Deputy Governor assured that the Government under the current dispensation will deliver on its promises, adding that signs of progress are already noticeable in parts of the state.

“We want to applaud His Excellency, the role that he has played in the State, how dynamic he has worked, within 40 days, in office we have already seen the dividends of democracy.” She remarked.
She thanked the church for the honour done her and enjoined them to continue to support the Government with prayers.

Earlier, in his sermon, the Bishop of the Niger Delta Diocese, Rt, Rev. Ralph Ebirien expressed confidence in the Deputy Governor whom he said has an unparalleled track record of performance and called on the people of the state to support the present administration to enable it deliver on its election promises.

Rev. Ebirien, charged Rivers people to protect Government projects in their communities and shun acts capable of affecting peace and development in the state.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:19


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The Caretaker Committee (CTC) Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, Mr. Tamunotonye Asobari has pledged to make the security of lives and property, the priority of his administration.
Asobari made this pledge in his office at the council secretariat in Degema Local Government Headquarters.

According to him, an internal security network that will incorporate unemployed youths as their contribution to the security of the area to be screened and supervised by the security agencies- the Military, Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) will be put in place as to ensure adequate security of lives and property.
He said that the constitution of Internal Security will help eliminate all forms of cult related crisis in the communities in the Local Government Area, stating that it will drastically reduce youth restiveness and that no meaningful development will take place without adequate security.

Mr. Asobari stressed that there is need to provide better accommodations, improve sanitation, a clean and safe environment for relaxation.
He advised the people of the area as well as those living and doing business in the area to be law abiding, peaceful, and go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation.
The Council Boss dissolved all political appointees and all standing committees in the council and urged them to hand over all council properties in their possession to the Head of Local Government administration with immediate effect.


Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:18


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The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Etche Local Government Area, Mr. Ability Nweke said that he would stamp out kidnapping, cultism and other social vices affecting the peace and progress of the Local Government.

Mr. Nweke made this declaration at Okehi, the Council Headquarters while addressing the Council workers.
The CTC Chairman further said that this administration would deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Etche and also promised to encourage, motivate and engage the people through skill acquisition programmes, adding that he will lay a legacy that would bring joy and satisfaction in the area.

He used the forum to charge his committee members to ensure that they carry out their duties according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Mr. Nweke assured the workers that he would run an open door policy to ensure that all administrative matters are addressed.
The Council Boss called on the people of Etche to support the CTC members to move Etche forward.

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