One of the persons nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari has turned down the President’s offer for ambassadorial position.
Recall that the President Buhari had sent a list of 47 new ambassadorial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.
This was announced by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during the sitting of the upper legislative chamber.
Saraki had said the list comprised of 47 persons who are “career diplomats”. They will be posted to the nation’s Missions abroad upon confirmation.
Prominent on that list is the Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Dame Pauline Tallen.
The former deputy governor has reportedly rejected president Buhari’s nomination as an ambassador.
According to Mrs. Tallen, “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.
“However, family comes first.
“As such my decision is borne out of the love for my ailing husband who needs the support of his family.
“I hereby confirm that I will not be accepting the offer to serve as an ambassador anywhere.
“I was not dully consulted and my family was not factored into the equation.
“God bless Nigeria.”