In Canada, Kaycee Madu, Nigerian-born Canadian has been appointed as the new justice minister and solicitor general of Alberta.
During the event, Madu as the first Black man to be appointed as the Federal Justice positions of the Justice Minister, Attorney General or Solicitor General, Premier Jason Kenney congrats him as he moved him to the justice portfolio from Municipal Affairs in a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday.
Starting from his background, Kaycee Madu was born and raised in Nigeria and he graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree in the year 2001.
In 2005, Mr. Madu was a member of the legislative assembly of the province representing the district of Edmonton-South West after he and his wife moved to Canada and won Alberta general election in 2019.
However, in the same year, 2019, he was appointed to the Executive Council of Alberta as the Minister of Municipal Affairs in Canada.
Speaking on Madu’s appointment, Premier Jason Kenney said “He is a man who has experienced racial prejudice firsthand and can bring that sensitivity to this important role,” Kenney said. “I’m happy to have him in that position.”
After the brief speech by Premier Jason Kenney, Madu promised to serve with fairness and equality for all and he further thanked everyone for the well wishes and prayers.
He said; “I am beyond humbled to accept my new appointment as the new Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, where I will pursue fairness, equality, and justice for all with all the strength I have within me.”