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Bayelsa gov’ship: Petroleum minister, Sylva resigns

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has resigned from his appointment. A tweet by Bashir Ahmad, the social media aide to President…

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has resigned from his appointment.

A tweet by Bashir Ahmad, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, revealed that the former Bayelsa State governor resigned to contest in the next Bayelsa governorship election.

The Bayelsa gubernatorial primary election is slated to hold by April end, about 30 days from now.

Sylva has been the Minister of State for Petroleum since August 2019, the second term of Buhari.

The former minister was expected to vacate office by May 29 when Buhari and other cabinet members leave for a new administration.

There were unconfirmed reports that the former minister turned in his resignation letter to the president on Thursday. However, the post by Buhari’s social media aide on Friday afternoon has put to rest the speculations.