Deputy Governor of Rivers State Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has advised students to shun cultism and other vices that are inimical to attaining their full potentials as future leaders.
Dr. Banigo gave the warning Monday when the leadership of National Union of Bonny Students (NUBS), paid her a courtesy visit in Government House, Port Harcourt.
The Deputy Governor who was represented by her Special Assistant on Security, Elder Emmanuel Ibama, advised the students to engaged themselves in useful activities to avoid being lured into unwholesome ventures that would affect them and the name of their family.
She enjoined them to see hard work as a pre-requisite for success in life, stressing that no club goer makes first class in his academic pursuit, urging them to justify the money being expended on the training by their parents.
Dr. Banigo appealed to the students to always use dialogue and constructively bring their grievances to relevant authorities for necessary action rather than resort to violence that would ultimately affect them negatively.
Earlier, President, National Union of Bonny Students, Mr. Jumbo Golden Idatonye Boma congratulated the Governor and his Deputy on their resounding Victory at the April 11, 2015, election and the Supreme Court confirmation.
Idatonye Boma lauded Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo for her numerous achievements in life and becoming the first female Deputy Governor of Rivers State and the entire South-South Geo-Political Zone.
The Student Union Leader used the opportunity to solicit for assistance in the provision of a Bus, office equipment for the secretariat, and support for the forthcoming Education/Health Awareness Campaign programme planned by the students union.