Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has advised Mrs. Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs, to avoid listening to gossips from people that had no good intentions for Plateau.
“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.
He spoke at a post-inauguration dinner organised to honour Tallen, the north-central state’s representative in the Federal Executive Council, who was inaugurated as women affairs minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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, 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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