President Bola Tinubu Praised for Nominating Festus Keyamo as Minister

President Bola Tinubu has received commendations for nominating Festus Keyamo, the former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, as a minister.


The Niger Delta oil and gas professionals expressed their appreciation in a statement signed by their leader, Soki Etebu.

This move comes after Tinubu added Keyamo and Mariya Mahmoud to the list of ministerial nominees for Senate screening, replacing Maryam Shetty from Kano.

President Tinubu’s Honorable Actions:

The nomination of Festus Keyamo as a minister-designate has been perceived as an act of honor by President Bola Tinubu.

It demonstrates his willingness to recognize and reward individuals who have displayed loyalty to him.


The Niger Delta oil and gas professionals view this appointment as a significant gesture towards acknowledging the importance of the Niger Delta region.

Hope for Keyamo as Minister of Petroleum:

The group expressed their hope that Festus Keyamo would be assigned as the minister of petroleum, which aligns with President Tinubu’s promise to the Niger Delta agitators of appointing a representative from the region to oversee the crude oil ministry.

This potential appointment is seen as a pivotal step in addressing the concerns and aspirations of the people from the Niger Delta region.

Qualifications of Festus Keyamo:

According to the group, Festus Keyamo is the ideal candidate for the position.

With a solid background in law and being a native of the Niger Delta, he has actively advocated for the welfare of the region’s people.


His skills, knowledge, and demeanor make him well-suited to bring about growth and progress in the oil and gas sector.

They trust that he will be capable of implementing reforms, overseeing the unbundling of the sector, and ensuring the effective execution of the Petroleum Industry Act.

Confidence in Keyamo’s Capabilities:

The statement further reinforces the group’s confidence in Festus Keyamo’s abilities.

Describing him as industrious, determined, knowledgeable, and ready to perform in the ministry, they have high expectations for his potential contributions.

They also urge the Senate to work together with President Tinubu to conduct Keyamo’s screening promptly.



President Bola Tinubu’s nomination of Festus Keyamo as a minister has garnered praise from the Niger Delta oil and gas professionals.

The hope for Keyamo’s appointment as the minister of petroleum reflects the significance of having a representative from the Niger Delta region in such a vital role.

The group’s confidence in Keyamo’s qualifications and capabilities underscores their optimism for positive changes in the oil and gas sector.


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