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Nigerian man, Kaycee Madu, Becomes First Black Justice Minister in Canada

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A Nigerian-born Canadian, Kaycee Madu, has been become the first black justice minister and solicitor general of Alberta, a province in Canada.

Making the announcement on Tuesday, Premier Jason Kenney said: “Madu is a man who has experienced racial prejudice firsthand and can bring that sensitivity to this important role. I am excited to have him in that position.”

The 47-year-old man, born and raised in South-east Nigeria, was elevated to the justice portfolio from Municipal Affairs in a cabinet shuffle.

Madu graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree in 2001. He has practised law in both Nigeria and Alberta.

Earlier the year, Madu was designated as a Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta via an Order-in-Council. Queen’s Counsel is the highest honour awarded to lawyers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of law and society.

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