Niger Delta leaders on Thursday congratulated the former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva on the occasion of his 52nd birthday.
The leaders also praised the former governor for his decisive, attentive and dedicated leadership.
In a statement signed by the spokesperson of the Niger Delta People’s Movement (NDPM), Mrs. Ibifuro Tatua, the leaders described Sylva as a dynamic and brilliant politician.
They praised him for his patriotic and courageous service to the country.
“Chief Timipre Sylva performed excellently in most sectors to the envy of his foes. He devoted his energies and state resources to solving the problems of infrastructure in Bayelsa State, training the youths in Information and Communication Technology, sustaining overseas scholarship, protecting oil installations in the creeks, ensuring life changing developmental projects, attracting foreign investments, laying solid foundation for growth and investing in skill development and job creation centres” they said.
“Chief Timipre Sylva remains an outstanding leader in the history of Bayelsa State as no governor has ever provided development projects in the state the way he did. As governor, he brought peace to the state. He restored the confidence of the people in government. He located Bayelsa State on the path of sustained growth” the leaders said.
The leaders also praised the former governor for piloting the All Progressives Congress (APC) along the path of greatness in the South-South geo-political zone, building bridges of unity across ethic and religious divides and giving purposeful leadership to the people.
“The opportunity to take Bayelsa State to a new order is around the corner” the leaders said.
The leaders assured the good people of Bayelsa State that the former governor would continue to work for the change agenda of the Buhari administration in the country.
“We congratulate you for your service to the people and your role in ensuring a better future for progress, prosperity and well-being for the good people of the south-South zone.”
“The Niger Delta People’s Movement wishes the respected political leader and members of his family good health, happiness and prosperity” the statement added.