British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has appointed a Nigerian, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch as Children and Families Minister.

The 39-year-old Nigerian is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden.

Confirming her appointment on her official Twitter page @KemiBadenoch, the mother of two said she was humbled by the appointment.

“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 @TracyBrabin and @SteveReedMP who no doubt will be keeping me on my toes,” she added.

Badenoch is a software and IT Engineer. She studied systems engineering at Sussex University.

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