RSG Reassures On Empowerment


Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the Governor Wike-led administration would continue to empower and work with market women and men in the state.
Dr.Banigo stated this during the Governor Wike’s Market Out-Reach   Programme organised by her office for the Rivers East Senatorial District at the Rumuwoji play ground in Port Harcourt last Friday.
According to the Deputy Governor, during the 2014 electioneering campaigns, traders of the various markets across the state supported the Governor, noting that the Market Outreach Programme includes free medical screening, and treatment.
She said in this phase traders drawn from markets in the Rivers East Senatorial District would be supported to boost their businesses while traders from the Rivers South East and Rivers West would have their turn soon.
Dr.Banigo who said “there is no vacancy in the Rivers Brick House” urged the traders to use their PVCs to vote out the APC led Federal Government in 2019.
In her address, the Special Guest of Honour, who is also the member representing Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 11 in the House of Representatives, Mrs Blessing Nsiegbe said the present administration has demonstrated love for the market women and men of Rivers State, noting that the Rumuwoji Market which was gutted by fire before Wike took over the reins of Government is under reconstruction.
According to her, the Governor has created an enabling environment for businesses to grow, through the abolition of multiple taxation, provision of soft loans to traders as well as  the improvement of the security  and infrastructure, stressing that the Governor also intervened swiftly to give succour to traders  in the fruits and vegetable market which was recently destroyed by fire.
In their goodwill messages, the chairman of Port Harcourt, Local Government/Council, Hon. Victor Ihunwo expressed delight to host the programme in his domain  while the State PDP Women Leader, Mrs. Victoria Allison called on the market women to continue to support Governor Wike in his quest to better their lot.
The   Chief Health Educator of Rivers State Dr. (Mrs) Doris Nria who delivered a Health talk on Market sanitation and hygiene, urged them to ensure that the market environment is kept clean to promote healthy living.
Free Medical Screening and presentation of gifts to over 300 women were highlights of the occasion.