In explaining his choice to run for governor of Bayelsa State a second time, Timipre Sylva, who served as Minister of State for Petroleum Resources under former President Muhammadu Buhari, cited his extensive background in government.
Sylva, who met with President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, praised Tinubu for having the political will to remove the subsidy on the first day of assuming office, a feat he said had never been accomplished before.
Shortly after the visit he spoke with State House Correspondents about the changes he hoped to implement during his second term as governor, saying, “Of course, I am a more experienced person now.
A lot has changed since I was governor when I was in my early 40s; I will soon turn 60. Many years of practise have been logged. This time around, the governor will be a lot more seasoned and authoritative.
“A governor who is now widely recognised around the globe. Now that I’ve seen the world, the world has seen me. As a result, things are about to change dramatically in Bayelsa State.
Sylva said that the people of Bayelas should expect a lot from him now because he only has four years left in office, if he is re-elected.
Human capital development, which includes education, is a crucial first item on the agenda. The potential of our people must be nurtured.
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