By Our Correspondent


The Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged the newly sworn Minister for Women Affaire Dame Pauline Tallen, not listen to gossips from people that had no good intentions for Plateau State.

He spoke yesterday at a post-inauguration dinner organised to honour Dame Tallen, who was inaugurated as Minister of Women Affairs yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“You should not listen to gossip from people who don’t mean well for Plateau. There are people who would sow seeds of discord between me and the minister for their selfish gains. Don’t listen to them,” Lalong said on Wednesday in Abuja.

Lalong promised to work with Tallen and members of the National Assembly from the state for the progress of Plateau.

The Governor, who congratulated Tallen on her appointment as minister said that Plateau would be better for it if they worked together.

“Today, you are a minister; Idris Maje is Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives. Others are members of the National Assembly and I am the governor.

“Respect everybody’s position; let’s work together and Plateau will be better for it.

“You need the governor as a minister to succeed and the governor needs you as minister to succeed.

“If I need to do something in Abuja, I will just call you and it will be done,” he said.

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