The Rivers State Government says its huge investment in infrastructural development is yielding dividends.
The State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this while playing host to a delegation of the Nigerian Association of Dermatologists and Venereology at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday, 26th November 2021.
According to Dr. Banigo, “with the ongoing infrastructural development Rivers State is fast becoming the easiest State to do business and the most secured State in the Country.”
The Deputy Governor who maintained that the State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s commitment to reduce the disease burden of the Rivers People was not negotiable, said “Our Governor is healthcare friendly, he believes that health has taken a huge bite of his budget, and I know he does as much in education, social services and security.”
On the practice of the Dermatology and Venereology in the Country, the Public Health Physician expressed delight that the Association through its members have endeavoured to improve on the quality of life of the Nigerian society, with the promotion and application of Dermatological Sciences and Technology.
Dr. Banigo, while commending the choice of Port Harcourt to host 2022, Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the Association, said “I thank you for choosing Port Harcourt, I do not think you have made a mistake at all, we will announce to the Governor that you have also chosen him to be the Patron, and I am sure in his usual manner he will be happy to receive it”.
In his remarks, the President, Nigerian Association of Dermatologists and Venereology, Dr. Tahir Mohammed said they were proud of the achievements of the State Government under the leadership of Governor Wike in the health sector where most Governments pay less attention.
According to him, they were in the State to inform the Deputy Governor, that Port Harcourt has been chosen to play host to 2022, Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the Association in collaboration with the African Society of Dermatology and venereology.