Do you know that a Nigerian is currently the Minister of Justice and solicitor general of the Province of Alberta Canada?
Nigerians are indeed great people!
Good morning great Nigerians, again, you are welcome to our Rebrand Nigeria series. On today’s edition, we shall be celebrating he first Black Man to occupy either Provincial or Federal Justice positions of the Justice Minister, Attorney General or Solicitor General, he first Black Man to occupy either Provincial or Federal Justice positions of the Justice Minister, Attorney General or Solicitor General as our Rebrand Nigeria Champion.
Kelechi Madu was born and raised in Southeast Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree in 2001 and practiced law before moving to Alberta Canada in 2005 where he continued his Law Practice through fighting for those who lacked means, including at Legal Aid Alberta, Labour, Immigration, and Human Rights Tribunals, and in the courts.
Before this new appointment, Madu was a member of the legislative assembly of the province that represents the district of Edmonton-South West after he won the 2019 Alberta general election.
On 30 April 2019, he was appointed as the Minister of Municipal Affairs for Executive Council of Alberta
On 4 March 2020, the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta through an Order-in-Council decorated Kaycee Madu as Queen Counsel, the highest honour awarded to any lawyer who has made huge impact and immense contributions to law and order for the progress of the society.
Kelechi Madu is a member of the United Conservative Party, the first Nigerian to be a cabinet member in Alberta.
Nigerians are greatly proud of Kelechi Madu’s accomplishments and we are honoured to celebrate him as a Rebrand Nigeria Champion!
We wish him success as he carries out his new responsibilities as the Ne minister of Justice.