By Shedrack Frank
Governor Duoye Diri has recognised and appreciated the major contributions of Chief Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, to the development of Bayelsa State.
He made this acknowledgement on Saturday night, during a grand reception in honour of the Minister at Okpoama Kingdom, in Brass Local Government Area (BLGA), Bayelsa.
Diri was represented by his Chief of Staff Mr Benson Agadaga, who led the state’s delegation to the event.
The governor also commended the Amanyanbo of Okpoama Kingdom, King Ebitimi Banigo and other key stakeholders in the BLGA for recognising Sylva’s modest effort.
“Honour is given to whom it is due. Today we’re enjoying your contributions to the state as a former governor and now minister of state.
“We want to sincerely thank you for those things that you want to do for the state that will definitely elevate our IGR.
“We also want to felicitate with you for the new face of Bayelsa, the face of love, and collaboration.