A Nigerian man, Kaycee Madu, has recently been appointed the Minister of Justice in Alberta region of Canada becoming the first black man in this position.
Kaycee has become the first recorded African-Canadian to occupy either provincial or federal justice positions of the justice minister, attorney general or solicitor general.
Edmonton-South West MLA Kaycee Madu’s appointment as justice minister and solicitor general is being celebrated by some in Alberta’s Black community as a way to bring needed perspective to the justice system.
Premier Jason Kenney elevated Madu on Tuesday, August 25, to the justice portfolio from Municipal Affairs .
Kenney said the appointment of Madu makes a powerful statement at a time when Albertans have grown more sensitive to racial prejudice.
“Madu is a man who has experienced racial prejudice firsthand and can bring that sensitivity to this important role,” Kenney said. “I’m excited to have him in that position.”
The premier said Madu is the first Black Canadian to occupy either provincial or federal justice positions of the justice minister, attorney general or solicitor general.
Mr Madu received a lot of love from the black community and especially Nigerians for his new position of leadership. He took to is twitter to give thanks for all the congratulatory messages.
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