Nigerians are holding key positions around the world, and the case of Ugbana Oyet, the new serjeant-at-arms in the British House of Commons, swells the count.
Here are therefore five very important things to know about him:
1. He is from Andoni local government in Rivers state
It is interesting to note that he is from the same local government as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, in Rivers state.
2. His job description
With his appointment as the new serjeant-at arms, Oyet will be in charge of a 70-staff team and will also be responsible for putting order in place in the House. Also, he could be called on anytime to escort anybody out of the court.
3. Amazing track records
According to the information on him on the parliament’s website, he has handled multi-billion pound project which included £1.8bn village complex and a gated community in a place called Abu Dhabi. He also helped reduce electricity emergency fund from £1m to £275,000 annually.
4. Recognised chartered accountant
He is a chartered engineer and also a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
5. Moved to the UK in 1991
Oyet came into the UK with his family in 1991, where he met his wife, Claire, while schooling in Chichester. They are blessed with 4 children, three sons and a daughter.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about Sir Kenneth Olisa who was born in Nottingham in 1951 to a Nigerian father and a British mother.
Later on in his life, his parents divorced and his father had to return to Nigeria. Olisa had to go through a lot during his childhood as he lived in very horrible shelters.
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In 2015, the Nigerian-British was named as the most powerful black person in Britain. He was chosen for his work in addressing poverty and homelessness.
In emerging the most powerful, he had to defeat the likes of Sir Lenry Henry and Steve McQueen. In the same year, he became the HM lord-lieutenant of Greater London with thirty-two boroughs under his jurisdiction.
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