Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the appointment of Mr Kaycee Madu, a Nigerian who was first elected as a Member of Parliament in Alberta, Canada, as Minister for Municipal Affairs for the North American country.
In a statement Atiku posted on his Facebook page, the Ex-VP disclosed that seeing Nigerians prosper in Nigeria, and around the world, has always been the cornerstone of his vision, ‘the Atiku Plan’.
He added that upward mobility and local and international successes, of the type displayed by Mr Madu, go a long way in changing the international narrative of Nigeria, which, in recent years, has suffered some challenges.
“Even more importantly, we must highlight the role education played in preparing Mr. Madu for the spotlight. As I have said previously, education is the single investment that yields the biggest dividend. I should know, I have put my money where my mouth is.
“The more Nigeria invests in education, the more our people will become beacons of light, both locally and internationally.
“Today I celebrate Mr Madu’s achievements. I am proud of you and will do all within my power to ensure that many Ahmadus, Gbengas and Emekas, follow in your footsteps,” Atiku said.