- Salma Lakhani has become the first Muslim to be appointed lieutenant governor in Canada
- Lakhani, who is an Uganda immigrant, has become Alberta’s 19th lieutenant governor of Alberta
- She has also done work to advance women’s rights, healthcare, education and championed new immigrants
An Uganda immigrant identified as Salma Lakhani has become the first Muslim to be appointed lieutenant governor in Canada.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, July 6, announced Lakhani as Alberta’s 19th lieutenant governor.
According to a biography on the government of Canada website, Lakhani’s family was expelled from Uganda in 1972.
After moving to Edmonton, Lakhani took on a mentorship role with young students who did not speak English as their first language, Muslim World Int'l reports.
In a statement by the government, Lakhani has also done work to advance women’s rights, healthcare, education and championed new immigrants.
Trudeau said: “As Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, I know she will serve the people of her province and our country well, and continue to be a source of inspiration for all Canadians."
In other news, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has finally met Oluomachi Joseph Opara for the first time after adopting him.
The governor adopted Oluomachi after social media went agog with his melodious voice.
Governor Uzodinma who met his adopted son in church on Sunday, July 5, said the boy reminds him of his life trajectory.
After the meeting, the governor wrote: "Today, I was joined in church by my adopted son, Oluomachi Opara.
"It is our first physical meeting as Father and Son and I am glad to welcome this newest member of my family.
"Oluoma reminds me so much of my life trajectory. At some point in our lives, all we bear in us is just the seed of destiny. How we wake up to the promptings and realization of our dreams remains the greatest miracle of growth only God can explain."
Governor Uzodinma urged Oluomachi to always take the path of prayer both for him and his biological parents.
The governor also disclosed that the boy has found a space in the Imo state government house choir as a result of his God-given talent.
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