Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has called on the male folk to support their women to fulfill their God-given destinies in all spheres of life.Dr. Banigo made this call in a goodwill message from the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, 7th March 2022 to commemorate the year 2022 International Women’s Day Celebration.
According to Dr. Banigo, the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has continued to give women in the state all the required support they need to succeed in all spheres of human endeavors, adding that the Governor has always believed that women are qualified and can put in their best to contribute towards the development of our communities and our State and the Nation.
She said he chose a female as his Deputy for two tenures, he had appointed two female Chief Judges in the State back to back, appointed a female President of the Customary Court of Appeal and supported all the Vice Chairmen of the 23 Local Government Areas of the State to be women and has appointed several women as Cabinet Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, and Heads of Departments, Parastatals and Agencies.
The Deputy Governor who expressed gratitude to Governor Wike for speaking against the gender inequality posture of the APC-led Federal Government said it was unfortunate that five gender bills that would have given women better political opportunities were scuttled, by the APC controlled National Assembly.
It would be recalled, that International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March each year to applaud the socio-economic, political, and cultural feats of women.
The theme for this year’s Celebration is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.”Dr. Banigo called on all people of goodwill to collectively break the Bias and speak up against gender abuse, discrimination and stereotyping to encourage women to attain the fulfilment of their destinies.Owupele BeneboHead of PressOffice of the Deputy GovernorMonday, 7th March 2022.
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