UK’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss has appointed British-Nigerian, Kemi Badenoch into her new Cabinet as International Trade Secretary.
She had surprised many by reaching the last four in the leadership contest.
A former minister in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Equalities Minister, she did not endorse any of her rivals in the leadership race.
Badenoch, who has been outspoken on issues such as gender-neutral toilets which she opposes, stood on an “anti-woke” platform and argued for the state 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.