President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the appointment of 39-year-old Olukemi Badenoch, a United Kingdom-born Nigerian as Under-secretary of Children and Families by the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Mr. Buhari in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday described her appointment as “well-deserved”.
The president urged Olukemi to regard her new position as an opportunity to justify the confidence reposed in her by making lasting impact.
He said he had no doubt that Mrs Badenoch would succeed given her academic qualifications and parliamentary experience.
He also enjoined the junior minister to see herself as an ambassador of her fatherland in conduct and performance.
Badenoch’s appointment, according to Buhari is a plus for Nigerians in Diaspora.
“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,” Buhari said.
The President also applauded Johnson for finding Badenoch suitable.