Former IYC President Oweilaemi Congratulates Heineken Lokpobiri On His Ministerial Appointment 

By Binebai Princewill

Former President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC ) Worldwide, Barr. Pereotubo Roland Oweilaemi has congratulated Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri on his appointment as Minister, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The former IYC President issued the congratulatory message to newsmen in Warri yesterday via a statement he personally signed, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.

While describing the appointment as well deserving and a reward for hard work, Oweilaemi said the Ijaw people are excited about the Lokpobiri’s appointment as Minister to serve under Tinubu.

Speaking further, Barr. Pereotubo Roland Oweilaemi asserted that the
Ijaw people have no doubt that Heineken will perform as he has always done, adding that he is a household name in Nigeria politics that is synonymous with capacity to perform to the admiration of all.

Senate President Godwill Akpabio announced the names of the second batch of the President’s ministerial nominees during the ministerial screening on Wednesday.

Lokpobiri, born 3 March 1967, is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator in April 2007 on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform in Bayelsa State, for the Bayelsa West constituency.

Lokpobiri received an LL.B (Hons) in 1994 from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, BL February 1995.

Expert in Environmental Rights and Environmental Law, holds a Doctorate degree Ph.D. from Leeds Beckett University, UK in 2015.

Lokpobiri was a member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2003, and speaker of the house from June 1999 – May 2001.

He was elected to the Nigerian Senate for the Bayelsa West constituency in 2007 and was appointed to committees on Sports, Public Accounts, Police Affairs, Niger Delta and Millennium Development Goals.

After Nigeria performed poorly at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, the Senate Sports Committee of which Lokpobiri was chairman issued a report which cast blame on maladministration and lack of cooperation from the Director General of the National Sports Commission, Dr. Amos Adamu.

Lokpobiri was chairman of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Transport.