Just In : Buhari’s top minister resigns, gives reason


Just In : Buhari’s top minister resigns, gives reason

President Muhammadu Buhari’s top minister has resigned.

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,,,,, Information reaching our heritage reporter has it that the minister of state for petroleum Timipre Sylva has resigned to seek the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket in the upcoming governorship election in Bayelsa.


Mr Sylva tendered his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari last week, but the details of the resignation were kept private until now, Reuters said on Thursday night.

Mr Sylva was appointed to the ministry in 2019 by Mr Buhari, who has kept the position of petroleum minister to himself.

,,,,,,Mr Sylva, 58, was Bayelsa governor from 2008 to 2012, when he failed to win reelection. He now seeks the APC’s ticket in Bayelsa to govern the oil-rich state for another term of four years. The election will hold on November 11, 2023.

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