27 June 2011-06-27
Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, at the weekend, faulted the agitation for resource control and challenged the Niger Delta, particularly the Ijaw nation to evolve new ideas and perspectives that will reverse the dependence on oil to survive as a people.
Governor Sylva threw the challenge last Saturday night in a keynote address entitled: “Produce or Perish”, delivered at the 2011 Boro Day Summit organised by the Ijaw National Alliance in the Americas (INAA) at the Sheraton, Newark Airport Hotel in
New Jersey, . United States of America
Sylva reasoned that today and tomorrow’s world belonged to those who had brain power and not to those with crude oil. “By brain power, I mean the knowledge, the know-how, the expertise and skills to translate ideas from the realm of intellectual conjecture or theory into tangible products and services for the use and betterment of mankind.