Chief Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Assets, has denied claims by conventional rulers of Bayelsa West Senatorial District that he was at struggle with Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, over the latter’s nomination for a substantive Managing Director, Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC).
Sylva, in a press release on Tuesday by Julius Bokoru, his Particular Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, stated he had no combat with Akpabio over the formation of the NDDC board.
The minister additionally suggested the general public to ignore the report as it’s completely unfaithful, malicious and engineered purely for mischief.
Recall that seven conventional rulers had in a letter they addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari kicked towards alleged strikes by Sylva to upturn Akpabio’s nomination of 1 Elder Denyanbofa Dimaro, who hails from Peretorugbene in Ekeremor, Bayelsa West, because the substantive Managing Director of the NDDC.
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The assertion learn partly, “Sylva is at the moment internet hosting the Nigeria Worldwide Petroleum Summit (NIPS) and whereas he has the event of the Niger Delta at coronary heart, he isn’t fixated on who turns into who within the formation of the NDDC board.
“He fairly hopes and prays that for the sake of the event of the area, competent, dedicated, compassionate and patriotic individuals get appointed.
“The architects of that story conveniently forgot to say that the appointment of the NDDC govt members is strictly the prerogative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The general public is hereby suggested to ignore that report as it’s completely unfaithful, malicious and engineered purely for mischief.
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“Sylva will proceed constructing concord amongst Niger Delta leaders, the Honourable Minister will entice much more improvement to the area as he’s doing and can hold working in direction of a extra peaceable South-South area.”
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