Atiku Congratulates Badenoch On Her Appointment
The 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the recent appointment of a Nigerian as a minister in Britain.
The former Vice President said the decision of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to make the appointment offers a huge lesson to Nigeria and other countries.
Recall Naija News had earlier reported that Mrs. Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.
She was elected into the British parliament in 2017.
Atiku in his reaction, also congratulated Badenoch on her appointment which he said is a confirmation that Nigerian youths are natural leaders, with advanced intellect and abilities.
His statement made available to our newsroom on Tuesday reads:
“I commend and celebrate British Prime Minister, Mr. Boris Johnson, for appointing a British citizen of Nigerian heritage as a minister in his government.”
“Your cabinet has a lot to teach the world. With an average age of 47, it is the UK’s youngest ever cabinet, and with over 25% minority representation, it is one of the world’s most diverse governments. It is also a gender balanced administration, with 24% female representation. Putting together such a well represented government is a testament to your ability to connect, include and unite.”
“Like I said in both my private and public messages to you, I am confident that under your leadership, Anglo-Nigerian relationships will be greatly strengthened.”
“Let me also congratulate Mrs. Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch on her appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families. I have repeatedly said that Nigerians, especially her youth, are natural leaders, with advanced intellect and abilities. I said this when I congratulated Kelechi (Kaycee) Madu on being made a minister in Canada and Mrs. Badenoch only corroborates my assertions.”
“I urge Nigerians all over the world to note that global leaders acknowledge that we are hardworking people, with a community spirit that we take wherever we go. Nigerian youths are not lazy as is shown from these appointments, and I look forward to the day that we can show by our youth representation in Nigeria’s government, that they are as appreciated at home as they are abroad.”