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Buhari Lauds Diaspora’s Contribution To Owodunni’s Emergence As First African To Win Canadian City Councillorship Election

Following the emergence of Ayo Owodunni as the first black person to become a City Councillor in Kitchener, London, Ontario, Canada, President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the Diaspora’s contributions in promoting Nigeria’s image abroad and acting as brand ambassadors.

Owodunni won the Municipal elections for Ward 5 in a hotly contested race.


President Buhari, speaking on Owodunni’s historic victory, said in a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, that the record-breaking 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.

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