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

Ayo won the Municipal elections for Ward 5 in a keenly contested race for the office.

Speaking on Ayo’s historic victory, President Buhari said the record-setting 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 Ayo and his spouse, Folake and their two children on this very important election victory.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

October 26, 2022