By Goodluck Ikiebe
A Nigerian born Canadian, Uzoma Chioma Asagwara, has been appointed Health Minister in Canada.
She is also the Deputy Premier of Manitoba province, Canada.
Asagwara hails from Olokoro in Umuahia, Abia State capital city.
The news of her appointment as the Health Minister was confirmed by the Governor of Abia state, Alex Oti, who through his Twitter handle, congratulated her for the feat.
“I am delighted to congratulate Uzoma Chioma Asagwara on her historic appointment as the new Health Minister and Deputy Premier of the Province of Manitoba, Canada.
“This is a remarkable achievement that showcases her dedication, excellence, and leadership in the fields of health and public service”, Abia State Governor stated.
He further appealed to the Nigerian youths to draw inspiration from Chioma Asagwara’s latest accomplishment which puts Nigeria on international limelight.
“Uzoma Chioma Asagwara is a proud daughter of Abia State, born to Nigerian parents from Olokoro Umuahia. Her success story serves as an inspiration to all Nigerians, particularly the youths, who have dreams and talents to nurture. She exemplifies that with passion, dedication, and perseverance, no goal is unattainable.
Furthermore, she demonstrated that our Nigerian heritage is a source of pride and strength, not a limitation. I am proud of Uzoma Chioma Asagwara and extend my best wishes in her new position. I am hopeful that she will continue to serve humanity with compassion, integrity, and professionalism. I also hope that she will maintain her connection with her roots and remain an inspiration for other Nigerians in the diaspora”.
Reacting to the development, the Universal Migration Enlightenment Centre, UMEC, has applauded the feat recorded by Uzoma Chioma Asagwara.
The Executive Secretary, UMEC, Ambassador Barth Ikiebe, said the feat should serve as a moral booster for the Nigerian youths to shun negative tendencies while Abroad.
” Nigerian Youths are among the best in the area of Humanitarian services and Technology in any part of the World they find themselves, contributing their quota to the nation’s development” , Ikiebe noted.
The UMEC Executive Secretary noted that the body is partnering with the Global Migration Research Institute, Maryland, USA, to begin a State wide campaign on Migration Enlightenment, targeting the Youths.
The sensitisation Migration Enlightenment campaign will be held in 36 States of Nigeria including Abuja, the Nation’s capital city.