By Christiana Ekpa
The Deputy Speaker of the house of representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase has assured National Assembly readiness to work in harmony with the newly sworn in ministers.
Speaking at reception in honour of the minister of women affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, Wase, according to the statement by his Chief Press Secretary Umar Muhammad Puma said that he had no doubt that Tallen would succeed, given her experience as a politician.
“We are going to work with you and your colleagues from the National assembly, especially in the area of oversight functions for you to succeed. I assure you that we are going to work with you,” he said.
“i want to use this medium to congratulate you for this well deserved appointment, your one of the luckiest person, at least you have one of the presiding officer behind you and the sanators and members of the House of Representatives behind you. We assure you that we going to work with you.
The Deputy Speaker said it was needless to blackmail or malign anyone for political gains and advised those who had made gossip their trade to desist from that.
In her remarks, the minister thanked presdent Muhammadu Buhari, the Deputy Speaker, the governor of Plateau state Simon Bako Lalong and the good people of Plateau for the honour done her.
The minister said that she would be a minister for every citizen of Plateau and Nigeria, irrespective of political, religious and ethnic affiliations. “whoever knows me knows that I don’t believe in ethnic or religious politics my doors are open; we will work together for the progress of Plateau.
“I am your ambassador Mr Governor; I am at your disposal for anything that pertains the national level,” she assured.