Canadian politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-South West has become Canada’s Minister Of Justice.
Nigerian born Kaycee Madu is the first Black Man to occupy either Provincial or Federal Justice positions of the Justice Minister, Attorney General or Solicitor General.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Madu graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree in 2001 before his family moved to Canada in 2005. Madu, who has practised law in both Nigeria and Alberta, was first elected as an MLA in the April 2019 general election.
Meanwhile, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated
Mr Kaycee Madu, on his appointment.
In a congratulatory message, Dabiri-Erewa expressed delight that Madu had proved his mettle which earned him the exalted position.
“We are so happy for Mr Madu on his well deserved appointment. This confirms our saying that our Diasporans are our greatest asset making us proud globally”
She advised Madu to continue to give his best in the administration of justice, urging others to emulate such an excellent behaviour.
The NIDCOM boss said the appointment of Madu as Minister of Justice was a reward of consistent hard work, dedication and determination to succeed in his chosen career irrespective of the fact that he was in the foreign land.
She prayed for his success in the new global assignment and canvassed for support and cooperation from all stakeholders to make him successful in his assignment.
In this role, Minister Madu, as Minister of Justice will also be the Provincial Secretary and Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Alberta.
In 2019, Madu made history by becoming the first African-born provincial Minister in Canadian history.
In 2020, he makes history again as the first Black Justice Minister and Solicitor General in Canada.
” We are proud of Madu and wish him success in his new role”, Dabiri added.