Nigerians across the globe are proud and celebrating a 39-year-old Nigerian, Kemi Badenoch who was recently appointed to serve as Minister in Boris Johnson’s cabinet. Here’s what she’s about. We are proud of her too!
Kemi would serve in Johnson’s cabinet as Minister of Children and she can’t wait to get started.
Kemi is a UK-born Nigerian who spent part of her childhood in Lagos, Nigeria, this milestone of hers as proven to many Nigerians and Africans that we can achieve whatever we what if we believe and work towards it.
She obtained a degree in law and has worked in the IT and banking sectors in the UK. She would go on to study Systems Engineering at Sussex University.
“I’m humbled to have been appointed a junior minister at the DfE. A huge privilege to be able to serve and make a positive difference on a number of issues close to my heart. I look forward to working with the ministerial team”, she says.
Kemi was elected into the UK parliament in 2017 on the platform of the Conservative Party.
Before her stint in the UK parliament, she represented the conservatives in the London Assembly.
TheCable reports that at parliament, Badenoch often spoke about her experiences of poverty in Nigeria and living without electricity or functioning water supply.
She also narrated how she had to do her homework using candles.
Kemi and her folks returned to the UK when she turned 16.
“Thank you for all good wishes and kind messages of support received. I also look forward to working not just with Conservatives colleagues but cross-party”, she adds.
Top of the agenda for Johnson’s new team would be how to resolve the Brexit problem that has led to the fall of two Prime Ministers in quick succession.