Timipre Sylva Bio, Age, Family, Minister

Filed in Politician by on September 1, 2019

Timipre Sylva Bio, Timipre Sylva was the Governor of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria. He is now a minister in the President Muhammadu  Buhari administration.

Timipre Sylva Bio

Timipre Sylva Bio, Age, Family, Minister


Born: 7 July 1964 (age 55 years), Brass, Nigeria
Spouse: Alanyingi Sylva
Party: People’s Democratic Party
Education: University of Port Harcourt
Children: Timipre Sylva, Taria Sylva, Pagabio Sylva

Early life and background.

Sylva was born in Brass, Bayelsa (formerly Rivers State, of which Bayelsa State was split off from in 1996), and was educated there and in Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria. He was a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly in the 1990s


He is a husband, father, friend, a man of vision, leader, change agent…Chief Timipre Sylva is a lot of things and through it all runs his honest, direct, authentic, tenacious approach to life that has allowed him, time and again, to do what they said couldn’t be done and, as his mom told him as a boy, “make things a much better because you were there.”


He is a husband, father with Timipre Sylva, Taria Sylva, Pagabio Sylva

Timipre Sylva wiki

Timipre Sylva was born on the 7th of July 1964 in Okpoma, Brass Local Government Area of present day Bayelsa State.

He started his primary education at St. Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Okpoma and finished at Ajeromi Central School I, Lagos in 1976.

His secondary education took him to Government Secondary School, Brass from 1976 – 1981.

He secured admission into the University of Port Harcourt, where he studied English Language / Linguistics.
For the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Programme, he served with Shell Petroleum Development Company at Warri, Delta State.

His working career started with the National Minority Business Council, Port Harcourt, where as the Executive Secretary, he diligently saw to the creation of employment opportunities for his people.
It was in recognition of his altruism and dedication to duty that his people elected him, to represent them at the Rivers State House of Assembly in 1991- 1992 on the platform of the then National Republican Convention, NRC. This was however, cut short by the military intervention of the Late General Sani Abacha.
Thereafter, he went into private business. When the ban on politics was lifted, he became one of the founding members of the United Nigeria Congress Party, UNCP, where he served as the State Financial Secretary.
Following the extinction of the then five political parties. He together with his people embraced the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

He was political adviser to the former Governor, D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha up till 2002, when he resigned.
He was also member of the Governing Council, Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State till 2004.
He has been the Special Assistant to the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources.
Executive Governor of Bayelsa State 29 May 2007 – 16 April 2008
Executive Governor of Bayelsa State 27 May 2008 – 27 January 2012


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