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Buhari Pauline Tallen rejects President’s ambassadorial nomination to take care of sick husband

Tallen was one of 46 people nominated by Buhari via a letter sent to the Senate on October 20.

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President Muhammadu Buhari


Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen has rejected an ambassadorial position offered her by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tallen was one of 46 people nominated by Buhari via a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, October 20.

She announced her rejection of the nomination over the weekend via a post on her Facebook page.

“I am fully committed to nation building and completely loyal to the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as its leaders. I count myself privileged to serve our dear country as an ambassador of change,” she said.

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Pauline Tallen



“However, family comes first and as such my decision is borne out of the love for my ailing husband who needs the support of his family. God bless Nigeria. It is a hard decision I had to take, but I have to, because he is my primary responsibility,” she added.

Others who were nominated for ambassadorial positions by Buhari include, Former Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ibeto and Former Lagos State Senator, Olorunnimbe Mamora.

Mrs Tallen is the second prospective appointee of the Buhari administration to reject the president’s nomination.

The first was activist, Najatu Muhammad who rejected her appointment as the chairperson of the governing council of the Federal University, Dutse (FUD).

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Muhammad, who said she was not consulted before being appointed, announced her rejection of the appointment in a quarter-page newspaper advert adding that she used the same medium the appointment came through.

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