Banigo Reiterates Passion For Young People

Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says she remains passionate about positively impacting on the lives of young people especially the Girl Child.

Dr. Banigo stated this while presenting hand books to teach young people on how to deal with the issues of sexual abuse, at the Federal Government College in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, 23r March 2022.

Represented by the Director of Documentation in her office, Paul Damgbor, Dr. Banigo said she decided to put the book together in view of the fact that a lot of people are sexually abused but do not know how to go about it or report the ugly incidence.

She said it would enable the students who are mostly members of the Protect the Girl Child Initiative Peer Club to understand their rights, privileges, and duties as persons.

She noted that it would even help persons that may have confided in them about being sexually abused, one way or the other, which according to her would stem the tide of sexual molestation on young people, particularly the Girl Child.

In her response the Principal of Federal Government College Port Harcourt Dr.  (Mrs) Iyang Ukpe expressed gratitude to the Deputy Governor for this initiative that came in after the Covid 19 sit at home, which exacerbated the cases of rape and sexual abuse, adding that this was a timely intervention because it came to the fore and people had the awareness.

In her presentation on the topic Preventing Unintended Adolescent Pregnancy, the Resource Person Mrs. Onyiye Anaba who disclosed that sexual violence activity was a constant one, said what they did was to tailor the topic around the central theme of the week.

 Mrs. Anaba said many adolescents have become pregnant unintentionally, adding that the aim was to discuss the causes the consequences, and the prevailing data and statistics on unintended pregnancies with adolescents within the ages of 10 and 19 years, stressing that at the end of the day, they tried to help them with ways of preventing unintended adolescent pregnancies.


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