Sylva aide apologises over media publication error

Media aide to Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Horatius Egua, has apologised to Nigerians and industry operators on a media publication error.

Egua had Monday February 20, 2023 released a statement on theft, pipeline vandalism responsible for volumes of crude losses that was credited to the minister, Timipre Sylva, to the media for publication.

He noted that the statement was a working draft which should not have been released to the media for publication as it did not get the clearance of the Minister.

Egua in the apology stated, “The statement was not in any way released to denigrate the reputation of the head of any agency or government official or to dispute the figures released by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC). It was released in error.

“I apologize for any discomfort or inconveniences the statement may have caused by it release”, Egua.