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We Goofed, Petroleum Minister Of State’s Aide Admits

Horatius Egua, Senior Adviser on Media and Communications to Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Tmipre Sylva, has apologized for a statement he issued on pipeline theft and vandalism as responsible for the losses of crude.
The minister’s media aide, yesterday, February 20, issued a statement on the subject matter: Theft, pipeline vandalism responsible for volumes of crude losses.
Retracting the statement today, February 21 after the news has been published in many media platforms, Horatius Egua said that the statement was a draft which should not have been released to the media for publication as it did not get the clearance of the Minister of State Chief Timipre Sylva.
He explained that the statement was not 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 its release.”

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