Congratulations Pour In As Nigerian Man, Kaycee Madu Appointed Minister Of Justice In Canada

Congratulations Pour In As Nigerian Man, Kaycee Madu Appointed Minister Of Justice In Canada—A Nigerian man, Kaycee Madu has made history after being appointed a Minister of Justice in Alberta, Canada. 

Premier Jason Kenney on Tuesday August 25, elevated Madu to the justice portfolio from Municipal Affairs in a cabinet shuffle that saw Calgary-Elbow MLA Doug Schweitzer move from justice to an economic portfolio.

Congratulations Pour In As Nigerian Man, Kaycee Madu Appointed Minister Of Justice In Canada

With the appointment, Madu is now the first Black Canadian to occupy either provincial or federal justice positions of the justice minister, attorney general or solicitor general.

Kenney said;

“This effectively takes the Economic Development, Trade and Tourism portfolio (and) renames it. Additional functions will be added to the ministry over the weeks and months that come.

“This is a broadened and expanded ministry. Alberta is being hit especially hard with the double whammy of the global coronavirus recession, on top of that the collapse of energy prices which has clobbered our largest industry — oil and gas.”

 

Madu on his own part tweeted;

 

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.

 

Nigerian man, Kaycee Madu appointed Minister of Justice in Canada

 

Born and raised in southeastern Nigeria, Madu 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. Madu, who has practised law in both Nigeria and Alberta, was first elected as an MLA in the April 2019 general election.

Friends and family of Kaycee Madu flooded the comment section with congratulatory messages: 

@NancyWanye: Congratulations! This is a great opportunity to move the dial on issues affecting BIPOC in Alberta
 
@Joy_ToTheW0rld: Congratulations! I am cheering for you all the way from Toronto! May you be the best Minister of Justice & Solicitor General the Province of Alberta has ever seen!
 
 @ezumaralph: big ups on your winnings.May God strengthen and guide you Amen.
 
@GalicjaKapital: Congrats Kaycee – I’m a huge supporter and appreciative of your strong track record of common sense and taking full charge of your roles – looking after Albertans’ best interests with honour, courage, & dignity.
 
@MatthewAnih: Congratulation sir and God bless you for ur new position but sir please my advice to u please use ur position well God that put you there put there for a reason don’t for get where you are coming from #Biafra is all we need God bled you

 

Dunia Nur, president of the Edmonton-based African Canadian Civic Engagement Council, said Madu has become a role model for the community.

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