Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says every Girl -Child must be intentional and focused in order to achieve success in life.
Dr. Banigo stated this while speaking during the Girl Child Initiative, Just Girls Talk Programme at the Government Girls Secondary School Rumuokwuta, (UBE) on Wednesday, 24th November 2021, organized by the Youth Church of the Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries in Port Harcourt.
Speaking through the Coordinator, of the Protect the Girl Child Initiative of the Deputy Governor’s Office and Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor, Barr. Inegogo Fubara, Dr. Banigo said women are leaders created by God to solve problems.
“We are problem solvers, do not ever think of yourselves as being little because you are wonderfully created for a purpose. We are here to tell you that you can be whatever you want to be, but you have to work it out, education is very important and you must take it very seriously and be diligent in what you are doing”. Dr. Banigo quipped.
The Deputy Governor, who described Governor Wike as the most gender friendly Governor in the country said apart from having a female Deputy, he has continued to appoint women into positions of trust and has encouraged women to run for elective positions.
Dr. Banigo commended the school Authorities and the Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries for the putting up the Just Girls Talk Programme.
In his remarks, the Regional Overseer of the Youth Church, Pastor Chinedu Udechukwu said the Just Girls Talk Programme, has been going on in the Church for years, noting that after the pandemic they decided to re-strategize and take it off to schools to talk to young girls about their vision and expose them to our Lord Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Also speaking, the coordinator of the Just Girls Talk Programme Mrs. Esther Udechukwu said the Just Girl Talk was organised to enlighten young girls on the consequences inherent in premarital sex, the physical and spiritual aspects, as well as to empower and sharpen them for the future.