Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the State Government is desirous to increase investment capacity development for the Rivers People.
Dr. Banigo stated this during the Inaugural Meeting of the State Core Working Group on Human Capital Development Programme, at the Government House in Port Harcourt on, Monday 9th November, 2020.
The Deputy Governor said the plan and agenda was to address issues of poverty and to ensure a sustainable economic development of the citizenry.
“We are going to look at the strategies that are peculiar to our state, and you know of course the low financial plan but we are going to work at those strategies that are peculiar to our state in developing our Human Capital Development for the State, and articulate the ways and means we are going to do it”. She stressed.
Dr. Banigo who is also the Chairman of the State Core Working Group, said the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike had mandated the State Core Working Group on Human Capital Development Programme to work as a team to achieve set goals, adding that whatever action plan they produce would be linked to the State development plan.
Also speaking the State Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Isaac Kamalu said the programme was initiated to enable the State meet the United Nations Human Development Index, the Human Capital Index and the World Bank Capital Index, which according to him, are the baseline measurements that are employed in assessing growth along the Human Capital Development Component.
The Line Ministries involved in driving Human Capital Development includes, Health, Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Education, Women Affairs, Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, in partnership with NGOs whose goals and objectives are related.