Mr Abok Ayuba, the Speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly, has described the appointment of Dame Pauline Tallen by President Muhammadu Buhari, to serve as a Minister as a ‘perfect choice’ from the state.
Ayuba made this known in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Mr Bulus Azi, on Friday in Jos.
The speaker was optimistic that Tallen, a technocrat and a politician, would excel.
“Tallen will put her wealth of experience into good use in supporting the President, implement his policies and programmes.
“As a former commissioner, minister, and deputy governor, she has demonstrated high capacity, hard work and a deep sense of patriotism in achieving result.
“So, I have no doubt that as a Minister, Tallen will bring her wealth of experience and expertise to support the President in achieving the Next Level agenda,” he said
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Tallen was among the 43 ministers inaugurated on Wednesday by the President.
NAN reports that Tallen has since assumed duty as Minister of Women Affairs.