Buhari Applauds Ayo Owodunni’s Election As City Councillor In Canada

President Muhammadu Buhari

Following the appointment of Ayo Owodunni as the first black person to become a city councillor in Kitchener, London, Ontario, Canada, President Muhammadu Buhari praised the contributions of the Nigerians in  diaspora for promoting Nigeria’s image abroad and acting as brand ambassadors.

Owodunni won the municipal elections for Ward 5 in a hotly contested race. In a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari 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 their dreams.

The president congratulated Owodunni and his spouse, Folake and their two children on this very important election victory.

Ada Peter
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