The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has congratulated the newly appointed first black Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Canada, Nigerian -born Kelechi Madu alias Kaycee.
In a congratulatory message released by his Media Adviser, Chief Emeka Attamah, the President General said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo was highly honored by the exploits of Kaycee Madu in far away Europe as an Igbo son.
Chief Nwodo noted that Mr Madu had contested and won a seat into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the electoral district of Edmonton -South West from where he was appointed and sworn in as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General by the premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney on April 30, 2020.
The President General, on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, extolled the sterling qualities of Mr Kaycee Madu as well as other Igbo sons and daughters who have excelled so much outside the country such as the recently appointed first black Vice -Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the UK, Professor Charles Egbu, and many others.
Chief Nwodo said the exploits of Igbo sons and daughters both within and outside the country are indices of the cerebral capability and ingenuity of the people which Nigeria could exploit to advance its development.
The President General urged the Federal Government to stop marginalising and victimising the Igbo in the country so that their latent creative potentials could be harnessed for the good of all.
He predicted that Nigeria would witness a turn around in her fortunes if a president of Igbo extraction was allowed to emerge in 2023.
The President General noted that Mr Madu is a member of Igbo Cultural Association in Canada which he said is an attribute of Igbo integration and called on other Igbo sons and daughters to emulate the Minister in joining Igbo groups within and outside the country.