among the 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees President Buhari sent to the Senate for confirmation last week. In a statement released, Tallen says she is turning down her nomination because she needs time to take care of her ailing husband. Her statement in part reads
"I appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for counting me worthy to serve Nigeria in the capacity of an ambassador. However, I have to let it go to attend to my ailing husband. It is a hard decision to take, but I have to, because my husband is my primary responsibility as a woman."