Mr. Julius Bokoru, an adviser to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says there is no gap between the minister and Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who is responsible for Niger Delta Affairs.
Bokoru, special adviser for Media and Public Affairs for the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, a statement released Tuesday debunked allegations of an alleged dispute between the two ministers over the creation of a key board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Bokoru noted that Sylva was in no way involved in attempting to cut the chances of certain individuals as managing directors of the regional intervention organization.
He said, “The story is wrong and nothing more than a series of ill-conceived and ill-crafted ones Lies that should be completely ignored and discarded.
“Sylva has had excellent relationships with Akpabio over the years old. The duo see themselves as brothers and comrades in an effort to build a more prosperous Niger Delta and a stronger Nigeria. “
According to him, Sylva is currently hosting the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) and is not fixed on who who will be in the formation of the NDDC board.
“Rather, the minister hopes and prays that competent, committed, compassionate and patriotic people will be appointed for the development of the region.
” The architects of this story conveniently forgot to mention that the appointment of NDDC executive members is the exclusive privilege of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The fake, divisive article should be scary in the Niger Delta region in front of the desperate goals of its sponsors creating unnecessary tension and chaos.
“The public is hereby advised to ignore this report as it is completely untrue, malicious and purely for the purpose of Nonsense, “said Bokoru.
He stated that Sylva would continue to work to build harmony among the leaders of the Niger Delta, attract more development and make the south-south region more peaceful.