39 Year-Old British-Nigerian Woman Appointed Minister in UK


The newly elected Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson has appointed a British-Nigerian woman, Olukemi Badenoch, as member of his cabinet.

Badenoch 39, is a Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden.

She was born in Wimbledon, London, to parents of Nigerian origin, spending her childhood in Lagos, Nigeria, and the United States, but later moved back to the United Kingdom at age 16.

Kemi has a background in software and IT engineering and studied systems engineering at Sussex University and who also bagged a law degree.

The mother of two shared the news about her appointment with a Tweet n Monday saying:

I’m humbled to have been appointed a junior minister at the DfE.  A huge privilege to be able to serve and make a positive difference on a number of issues close to my heart. I look forward to working with the ministerial team and everyone at @educationgovuk…(1/3)

Thank you for all good wishes and kind messages of support received.  I also look forward to working not just with @Conservatives colleagues but cross-party and grateful for the warm welcome from  @TracyBrabin and @SteveReedMP who no doubt will be keeping me on my toes! (2/3)


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Written by Prince Simeon

Goldenchyld is the Head Publicist and Blogger at Hypestation Nigeria. He has interest that cuts across lifestle, tech, music and other things that affect everyday living. Follow him on Twitter @goldenchylduno and @goldenchyld_ on Instagram


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