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Dame Pauline Tallen, said to have turned down ambassadorial position to look after her husband.

Dame Pauline Tallen Turns Down Ambassadorial Appointment To Look After Her Husband

Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, and now member All Progressives Congress (APC) Board of Trustees, Dame Pauline Tallen, has turned down her nomination for ambassadorial appointment by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.

Speaking to The Beacon on phone, Tallen said she appreciated the President for counting her worthy to serve Nigeria in the capacity of an ambassador,

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Dame Pauline Tallen, Member APC BoT.

However, she has to let go to attend to her ailing husband. According to her, she will not be able to leave her husband who has been down for sometime now, in the hands of others to look after him, for the sake of the appointment.

“It is a hard decision I had to take but I have to, because he is my primary responsibility,” she said.

Reports have it that since her marriage to Mr. Tallen, he has been very supportive to her in all her political odyssey which started in the Second Republic down to the Forth Republic.

Pauline Tallen (left), during her son's wedding in July 2015.
Pauline Tallen (left), during her son’s wedding in July 2015.

His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, has earlier submitted 46 names of ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. The nominees are as follows. Dame Pauline Tallen is 43rd on the list:

1. Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara)
2. Jamila Ahmadu-Suka (Sokoto)
3. Suleiman Hassan (Gombe)
4. Yusuf Tugar (Bauchi)
5. Usman Bugaje‎ (Katsina)
6. Uzoma Emenike (Abia)
7. Clifford Zirra (Adamawa)
8. Godwin Umo (Akwa Ibom)
9. Christopher Okeke (Anambra)
10. Baba Madugu (Bauchi)
11. Stanley Diriyai (Bayelsa)
12. Enyantu Ifenne (Benue)
13. Mohammed Hayatuddeen (Borno)
14. Etuborn Asuquo (Cross River)
15. Francis Efeduma (Delta)
16. Jonah Odo (Ebonyi)
17. Uyagwe. Igbe (Edo)
18. Ayodele Ayodeji (Ekiti)
19. Chris Eze (Enugu)
20. Muhammad Dalhatu (Jigawa)
21. Mohammad Yaro (Kaduna)
22. Deborah Iliya (Kaduna)
23. D Abdulkadir (Kano)
24. Haruna Ungogo (Kano)
25. Isa Dodo (Katsina)
26. Tijani Bande (Kebbi)
27. Y O Aliu (Kogi)
28. Mohammed Yisa (Kwara)
29. Modupe Irele (Lagos)
30. Musa Mohammad (Nasarawa)
31. Ade Asekun (Ogun)
32. Sola Iki (Ondo)
33. Adegboyega Ogunwusi (Osun).
34. Ashimiyu Olaniyi (Oyo)
35. Haruna Bawa Abdullahi (Plateau)
36. Orji Ngofa (Rivers)
37. Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor (Rivers)
38. Kabiru Umar (Sokoto)
39. Mustapha Jaji (Taraba)
40. Zanna Bura (Yobe)
41. Garba Gajam (Zamfara)
42. Abdullahi Garbasi (Zamfara)
43. Pauline Tallen (Plateau)
44. Olorunibe Mamora (Lagos)
45. Musa Ibeto (Niger)
46. George Oguntade (Lagos)

Source: Trace Reporter.

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