British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has just appointed UK-born Nigerian, Kemi Olufunto Badenoch, as a Minister.
39-year-old UK-born Nigerian, was appointed as a Minister of Children and Families.
Badenoch disclosed this via her social media page (Twitter) expressed how happy and grateful she was accepting the appointment, noting to do her best in her new office.
“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.
“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 Tracy Brabin and Steve Reed MP who no doubt will be keeping me on my toes!
“And finally apologies to anyone who I have not responded to directly. If I don’t follow you, then I won’t have seen anything you posted on twitter. Please send an email instead!”.
Kemi is married to Hamish Badenoch and they have one daughter and one son. Hamish works for Deutsche Bank and was a Conservative councillor on the Merton London Borough Council.