Dr. Banigo stated this, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, when members of the Boys’ Brigade, Nigeria Rivers State Council led by its President Dr. Dammy Dede paid her a courtesy visit in Government House, Port Harcourt.
A statement issued and signed by the Press Secretary, Paulinus Nsirim, stated that, the Deputy Governor who was a former President, Rivers State Council of the Boys’ Brigade said that the organization has a significant role to play in the society as an agent of change and re-orientation.
“Your role in character moulding is very important at a time like this when Government under Governor Nyesom Wike is trying to bring back value orientation in the society,” she stated.
She noted that the tenets of the Boys’ Brigade, makes it imperative for members to see themselves as Christ’s Ambassadors who would preach against the ills plaguing the society.
Dr. Banigo enjoined the members to partner with the government to improve community health and the education of the youth at the grass-root.
She recalled her tenure as State President of the Boys’ Brigade which afforded her the opportunity to touch many lives and advised Christians to see themselves as one big family by breaking denominational barriers that seems to limit the spread of the Gospel.
Earlier, President of the organization, Dr. Dammy Dede, noted that the Boys’ Brigade is a faith based organization committed to the ideals of youth development and congratulated the Deputy Governor on her elevation.
Dr. Dede described her emergence as Deputy Governor of Rivers State as victory for Rivers State Council of the Boys’ Brigade and prayed God to grant her the wisdom to co-pilot the affairs of the State.