Timipre Sylva: Exploits of a patriot

 Timipre Sylva: Exploits of a patriot

By Timi Omubo Agala

In this part of the world, celebrating the living and its outstanding achievements and contributions to humanity is not an easy value to come by. Rather than celebrating the achievements of people alive, people reserve such moments for funeral days to deliver all kinds of funeral orations to celebrate the deceased. We thank God, some of us cannot afford that luxury and have moved on to change the narrative by giving honour to whom it is due, while he or she is still alive. This is where Chief Timipre Sylva, the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources comes in as one of the few Nigerians, whose name has come to occupy a chapter in the contemporary history of Nigeria.

This is not because of the NNPC Tower high rise building he occupies as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources but based on the empirical indices of his nationalistic, patriotic and detribalised…

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