DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE, DR. IPALIBO HARRY-BANIGO CHALLENGES WOMEN TO TAKE LEAD IN TACKLING OBSTACLES NEGATING THEIR ADVANCEMENT.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 8, 2021
River State Deputy Governor, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo say it has become necessary for women to take the lead to challenge the biases that put women in disadvantaged positions in the society.
Dr Banigo made the call in a statement in Port Harcourt to felicitate with women, in commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day Celebration.
The Deputy Governor said the theme for this year’s celebration which is women in leadership, achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 World, underscores the significant roles played by the female folk to develop the society.
Dr Banigo applauded Governor Nyesom Wike for his very gender friendly disposition which has given Rivers Women a sense of belonging.
She said there is no substitute for hardwork and urged women not to see their gender as a barrier but a source of inherent strength to fulfil their god given destinies and wished the women folk a happy International Women’s Day Celebration.
It would be recalled that March 8 each year is set aside to celebrate the International Women’s Day.