The Nigerian Presidency has congratulated seven Nigerians who were elected into the United Kingdom Parliament last week.
The presidency said the election of the members of the Parliament is a unique feat and further evidence that Nigerians all over the world excel in their various career.
Voice of Ndigbo earlier reported that two out seven Nigerians were of Igbo Origin – Chi Onwurah (Newcastle), Kate Osamor (Edmonton), Kemi Badenock (Saffron Walden) and Bim Afolani (Hitchin & Harpenden) – were elected into the British Parliament.
The others also elected in the election which took place on Thursday, June 8, are Chuka Umunna (Streatham), Fiona Onasanya (Peterborough) and Helen Grant (Maidstone & The Weald).
A senior special assistant to President Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora Abike Dabiri-Erewa congratulating the candidates urged them to continue to serve their constituent with diligence and dedication.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I hereby congratulate the seven British-Nigerian candidates, who won their elections as members of the UK parliament in the elections held on Thursday, June 8, 2017,” Dabiri-Erewa said.
“The unique feat is further evidence that Nigerians, anywhere in the world, will continue to excel and make the country proud.
“We wish them the very best and believe they will continuously serve their constituents with dignity and diligence,” she said.