By Emmanuel Awosika
The Presidency, today, congratulated Nigerian-born Kaycee Madu, who was recently named Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the Government of Alberta in Canada.
Madu’s appointment made him the first African-born provincial minister in Canada’s history as well as the first Black Justice Minister in the country.
In a statement released by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Muhammadu Buhari described Madu’s feat as “landmark and historic”.
The statement, titled “President Buhari congratulates Nigerian born Kaycee Madu appointed Minister of Justice in Alberta, Canada”, reads partly:
“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 honour as ‘landmark and historic,’ saying it once again pedestals people of Nigerian descent as go-getters, who distinguish themselves in 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.”