Sunak re-appoints Nigeria’s Kemi Badenoch into new cabinet

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By Favour Nnabugwu



UK’s Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has re-appointed British-Nigerian, Kemi Badenoch as International Trade Secretary.

Badenoch rose to prominence during this summer’s leadership contest.

Rishi Sunak has also appointed her as women and equalities minister – a post she held previously during Boris Johnson’s premiership.

Badenoch, MP for Saffron Walden, came fourth in the Tory leadership contest this summer.

She has been outspoken on issues such as gender-neutral toilets – which she opposes – and stood on an “anti-woke” platform in the Tory contest.

She also argued that the state needed to be slimmed down.

The former software engineer worked in banking and later as a director of the Spectator magazine before being elected to the London Assembly.

She entered the Commons as MP for Saffron Walden in 2017, and lists her interests as including engineering and technology, social mobility and integration.

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