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Peter Obi Hails Appointment of Nigerian as Health Minister in Canada

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, congratulated a Nigerian, Uzoma Asagwara, on her inauguration as Health Minister in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Asagwara also serves as the province’s Deputy Premier.

The former Anambra state governor praised Asagwara’s accomplishment to hard effort and dedication to duty in a series of tweets sent on Sunday via his profile on X (previously Twitter).

The tweet stated, “The swearing-in of a young Nigerian, Uzoma Chioma Asagwara, as the new Health Minister and Deputy Premier of the Province of Manitoba in Canada, was heartwarming. The uplifting report again, buttresses the resourceful spirit of Nigerians.

“According to the report, Asagwara was the first black individual to achieve this position in Manitoba. I sincerely congratulate her for achieving this feat, which can only be earned through hard work, commitment and dedication to duty.”

Obi said that Asagwara is a model of hard work to the Nigerian youths. adding that he believes in the ” greatness and infinite resourcefulness of the Nigerian people .”

“She serves as a lesson in hard work to millions of Nigerian youth. I wish her success in her new position and encourage her to continue to pursue societal progress both in Canada and our country, Nigeria,” he said.

Obi advocated for a “progressive leadership” that would inspire the nation’s youths to succeed.

“Just like Asagwara, many resourceful Nigerian youths will attain greater heights in their chosen fields of endeavour, in the New Nigeria,” the tweet concluded.

According to HowNG, Asagwara, who was born in 1984, is a retired basketball player. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg and Brandon University in Canada with a Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing.

She was born in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria to Nigerian parents. The 35-year-old is Canada’s first black queer person elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly.

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