The appointment of Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch as a minister in the United Kingdom has been commended by President Muhammadu Buhari
The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson appointed Badenoch, as minister of children and families to work in the department of education.
In a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said the appointment was “well-deserved”.
He encouraged the newly appointed minister to see her position as an opportunity to prove the confidence in her ability to deliver.
“The Nigerian leader, who said he had no doubt that Badenoch would succeed given her academic qualifications and parliamentary experience, also enjoined the junior minister to see herself as an ambassador of her fatherland in conduct and performance,” the statement read.
Acknowledging that Badenoch’s appointment is a plus for Nigerians in Diaspora, Buhari was quoted to have said “it further confirms my belief that with hard work and integrity, Nigerians can excel in their chosen professions and fields of endeavour anywhere in the world.”
The president, while also applauding Prime Minister Johnson for finding Badenoch suitable, wished her success in the new challenging role.