Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs.Ipalibo Harry Banigo has described Education as the key to the total emancipation of the Girl Child.
Dr. Banigo stated this during the 2017 Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service/ Dedication of Parsonage of Assemblies of God, Nigeria, Rumuodomaya 1 (City Of Joy) at Elibolo Road in Port Harcourt.
According to the Deputy Governor, who announced a surprise scholarship as part of deliberate efforts to encourage female students with flair for science subjects noted that with good education girls will turn out to be better women in future.
“God has laid it in my heart to provide for 12 exceptional girls who are members of this congregation a scholarship.
They must be girls in public schools with interest in science subjects. I want to personally mentor them” Dr. Banigo stressed.
The Deputy Governor expressed gratitude to the Women of Assemblies of God Nigeria who paid courtesy calls and prayed for Governor Wike and herself during the turbulent period of election litigations, reaffirmed the fact that Rivers State is a Christian State.
On her part the Chairman Care Taker Committee (CTC) of Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Mrs. Ozioma Goodnews Amadi, advised parents especially mothers to be alive to their responsibilities by taking care of their children, because the children are our future.
In his sermon the guest Rev. Loveday Akah expressed the need for Christians to be thankful to God for His Grace and Sustenance.
Highlights of the occasion were the conferment of an award of Excellency on the Deputy Governor as well as the commissioning of the church parsonage.