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General News of Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

British-born Nigerian Kemi Badenoch named new UK trade chief

British-born Nigerian Kemi Badenoch British-born Nigerian Kemi Badenoch

Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, a British-born Nigerian has been appointed as the new British trade chief by new U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday, September 6.

A tweet posted to the verified Twitter page of the UK Prime Minister, @10DowningStreet, on Tuesday, stated that Badenoch was appointed as the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.

The post read, “Kemi Badenoch MP @KemiBadenoch has been appointed Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade @TradeGovUK

Badenoch, who ran in the leadership contest against Truss, was a minister at the U.K.’s leveling-up department until she joined dozens of colleagues in resigning from Boris Johnson’s government in July over his handling of a number of scandals, according to Politico.

She served in other political offices including equalities minister and has also served as a junior minister in the Treasury.

Badenoch is seen as being on the right of the party, and stood on an "anti-woke" ticket during the contest, while also arguing for the state to be slimmed down.

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