Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Nigeria's Owodunni makes history, becomes first black to be City Councillor in Canada

Nigeria’s Ayo Owodunni has made history in Canada as the first black person to become a City Councillor in Kitchener, London Ontario.

Owodunni won in Ward 5. Owodunni is a Senior Manager at the Black Professionals in Tech Network.

Reacting to this, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement, said the record-setting election of the Nigerian, the first ever for a black person highlighted the various initiatives undertaken by him as a consultant, facilitator, and trainer, supporting businesses in their efforts to promote learning and bring diversity, inclusion and cultural understanding in the workplace.

The President urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to always promote the government’s development agenda wherever they lived and ” never be afraid to dream big and never give up on your dreams.”

The President congratulated Owodunni and his spouse, Folake and their two children on this very important election victory.
 By Kazeem Ugbodaga

PM News


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