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Boris Johnson appoints Nigerian as UK minister for Children and Families

A Nigerian, Kemi Badenoch has been appointed the junior minister for Children and Families by the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Badenoch who is the Member of Parliament representing Saffron Walden constituency in the UK acknowledged the appointment on her verified Twitter handle on Monday, where she said, “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.”

In her maiden speech on the floor of the British Parliament, Badenoch, who was born Olukemi Olufunto Adegoke in January 1980 in Wimbledon, London to parents of Nigerian origin revealed that she arrived in the UK aged 16.

She joined the Conservative Party in 2005 at the age of 25 and was first elected as Member of Parliament Saffron Walden on 8 June 2017 becoming the first woman to represent that constituency.

Badenoch is married to Hamish Badenoch and they have one daughter and one son

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