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Sylva Resigns As Petroleum Minister


The minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva has reportedly resigned to seek a new term as governor of Bayelsa State presidency sources told Reuters last night.

Sylva’s resignation comes at a time of political transition in Nigeria, with President Muhammadu Buhari serving his final weeks in office before giving way to President-elect Bola Tinubu on May 29.

Sylva handed his resignation letter last week to Buhari, who doubles as petroleum minister, and stopped coming to the office, said two sources who did not want to be identified.

They said he would be seeking the ruling All Progressives Congress ticket to run for Bayelsa governor in party primaries scheduled to take place on April 14.

Sylva could not be reached for comment and the petroleum ministry declined to comment.

Sylva served as governor of Bayelsa for one full term between 2008 and 2012. At the time, he was a member of the People’s Democratic Party, which was then in power at the federal level but is now in opposition.

Appointed junior oil minister in August 2019, Sylva oversaw major reforms in the oil sector, including the passing of legislation that overhauled the sector’s fiscal regime in a bid to spur investment.

1 comment:

  1. Sylva's resignation as Petroleum Minister is a significant development that demonstrates accountability and responsibility. Can Jiocinema Broadcast Uefa Champions League This action showcases a commitment to good governance and allows for fresh perspectives to shape the future of the petroleum sector.


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