by APA News | Journal du Cameroun
Nigerian President Mohammed Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Kelechi Madu following his recent appointment as Minister of Justice of the province of Alberta, in Canada.
Mr. Madu made history after he was appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the Government of Alberta, in Canada, becoming the first African to be so honoured.
He is also the Provincial Secretary and Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Alberta.
A statement signed by Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, said that President Buhari described the honour as “landmark and historic”.
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He expressed delight that once again, pedestals people of Nigerian descent are go-getters, who distinguish themselves in different walks of life.
Meanwhile, local media reports said that Madu was born and raised in southeastern Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree in 2001. He and his wife moved to Canada in 2005. They have three children.
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Announcing his appointment, the MLA for Edmonton-South West and Minister of Justice and Solicitor General stated on his twitter page; “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.”
Canadian Premier, Jason Kenney, elevated Madu to the position of the minister of justice from Municipal Affairs in a cabinet shuffle that saw Calgary-Elbow MLA Doug Schweitzer deployed to economic portfolio, according to Canada’s CBC report.
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