Buhari Hails Appointment of 39-Year Old Kemi Badenoch as British Minister
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the appointment of Olukemi Badenoch, a Nigerian born in the United Kingdom, as Minister of Children and Families by the new British Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson.
Buhari said the appointment was “well-deserved”, urging the 39-year-old to make an impact while discharging her responsibilities.
“The Nigerian leader, who said he had no doubt that Badenoch would succeed given her academic qualifications and parliamentary experience, also enjoined the junior minister to see herself as an ambassador of her fatherland in conduct and performance.
“Acknowledging that Badenoch’s appointment is a plus for Nigerians in the Diaspora, President Buhari said ‘it further confirms my belief that with hard work and integrity, Nigerians can excel in their chosen professions and fields of endeavour anywhere in the world.’
“The President, while also applauding Prime Minister Johnson for finding Badenoch suitable, wished her success in the new challenging role,” a State House statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said.
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