Peter Obi hails Nigerian appointed justice minister in Canada

Nigerian-born lawyer Kaycee Madu

Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi has congratulated Kaycee Madu on his new appointment as the justice minister and solicitor-general of Alberta, Canada.

In a message released by his media office on Wednesday, Mr Obi hailed Madu for what he described as his exceptional and uncommon accomplishment as a politician. Eulogising him as the first black and African born to occupy such an exalted position in Canada, Obi urged him to remain committed in his resolve to contribute more positively to society and the world in general.

“The recent appointment for Honourable Kaycee Madu as Alberta’s Justice Minister and Solicitor General, is indeed a thrilling news. Being the first black and African born to occupy such a significant position in Canada shows how committed he is to building a better society. I sincerely rejoice with him on this great achievement and wish him greater heights,” Obi said.

He pointed out that Madu’s achievement in Canada is a reminder that Nigerians are great people who excel in their individual endeavours when given the right opportunities. Obi further said that with committed political leadership in Nigeria, and with more hard work and dedication, more global achievements will come from Nigerians.

Madu, born and raised in the south-eastern part of Nigeria, is a member of the legislative assembly for Edmonton-South West. His announcement as Alberta’s new justice minister and solicitor-general was made on Tuesday by the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney.