President Buhari Congratulates Kaycee Madu, a Nigerian who has been appointed as minister of Justice in Canada.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kaycee Madu, a Nigerian for his appointment as the minister of justice and solicitor General in Alberta, Canada.
In a statement that was signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said Madu’s appointment has confirmed the Go-getter Nigerian spirit.
The message reads;
President Muhammadu Buhari rejoices with Nigerian born Kaycee Madu, appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the Government of Alberta, in Canada.
“Madu makes history as the first African born provincial Minister in Canadian history and is also the Provincial Secretary and Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Alberta.
“President Buhari describes the honor as ‘landmark and historic,’ saying it once again pedestals people of Nigerian descent as go-getters, who distinguish themselves from different walks of life.
“The President says as the first Black Justice Minister and Solicitor-General in Canada, Madu has written himself into history books, and urges Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to remain, good ambassadors of their country,
Meanwhile, Member of the Legislative Assembly (Edmonton-South West), Kelechi Kaycee Madu, was earlier appointed as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General in Alberta, Canada.
Premier Jason Kenney on Tuesday elevated Madu to the justice portfolio from Municipal Affairs in a cabinet shuffle that saw Calgary-Elbow MLA Doug Schweitzer moved from justice to an economic portfolio.
Kenney said the appointment of Madu made a powerful statement at a time when Albertans have grown more sensitive to racial prejudice.
“[Madu] is a man who has experienced racial prejudice firsthand and can bring that sensitivity to this important role. I’m excited to have him in that position,” Kenney said.
The premier described Madu as the first Black Canadian to occupy either provincial or federal justice positions of the justice minister, attorney general or solicitor general.
“Thank you, everyone, for all the well wishes. I am beyond humbled to accept my new role as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General – where I will pursue fairness, equality, and justice for all with every ounce of strength I have,” he said.
Madu was born and raised in Imo State, South-eastern Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree in 2001. He and his wife moved to Canada in 2005. They are blessed with three children.
Madu, who has practiced law in both Nigeria and Alberta, was first elected as an MLA in the April 2019 general election.
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