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IYC flays Sylva over road projects 

By Julius Osahon, Yenagoa
11 November 2021   |   2:23 am
IJAW Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has flayed the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, for allegedly not doing enough to protect the interest of the Niger Delta region ...

IJAW Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has flayed the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, for allegedly not doing enough to protect the interest of the Niger Delta region in the N621.2bn road projects to be undertaken across the country by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The IYC in a statement signed on Wednesday by its President, Peter Igbifa, said youths would not rest until Sylva took expected steps to remedy the injustice done to the region in the distribution of 21 road projects.

“We find it unbelievable that a minister, who hails from the most marginalised region and whose state, Bayelsa, lacks reasonable Federal presence despite its sacrifice to the Nigerian project, would be missing at a meeting where the NNPC, which is under his ministry took a decision to share road projects to the detriment of the Niger Delta,” Igbifa said.

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