Sylva Meets Bayelsa Reps Caucus
Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, on friday, met with the caucus of the Bayelsa State House of Representatives Members in Abuja.
The meeting, the first of it's kind for the year and the first major bipartisan gathering had the five green chamber members of the state in attendance.
In his opening remarks, chairman of the delegation Hon Fred Agbedi (Sagbama/Ekeremor federal Constituency) expressed the group's willingness in working with the Hon Minister in all areas of development. He also hailed Sylva's strides to existing structures, especially the most recent Hospital brought to the state by the Minister at the backdrop of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Chief Sylva, in response, appreciated the chairman and his colleagues. Sylva spoke of a fair, stable relationship with Governor Diri and vowed to always make sure Bayelsa state gets all she is due from the Federal government.
'Bayelsa needs a plan...and I'm happy to announce that I've gotten approval for a depot in Bayelsa state. Also, a museum for Oil and Gas' Sylva said amidst other efforts at developing the state in the works.
Sylva also emphasized the toll carnivorous politics could be having on the state.
Others in attendance are Hon Israel Sunny-Goli (Brass/Nembe federal Constituency) Hon Steve Sinikiem Azaiki (Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma federal constituency) Hon Fred Obua (Ogbia Federal Constituency) and Hon Preye Influence Oseke (Southern Ijaw federal constituency)
JULIUS BOKORU is the Special Assistant On Media And Public Affairs To Chief Timipre Sylva (Hon Minister Of State For Petroleum Resources).