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Truss appoints Kemi Badenoch as Secretary of State

British-Nigerian politician, Kemi Badenoch was appointed UK trade secretary by the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss.

Kemi Badenoch

However, in a post on the verified Twitter page of the UK Prime Minister, @10DowningStreet, Badenoch was appointed as the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.

Badenoch, who ran in the leadership contest against Truss, was a minister at the U.K.’s leveling-up department until she joined dozens of colleagues in resigning from Boris Johnson’s government in July over his handling of several scandals.

She came fourth in the leadership race after picking up the key endorsement of Michael Gove and it briefly appeared as if she might make it to the final run-off with Tory members.

Badenoch takes over from Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who has been appointed as secretary of state for transport.

Source: Vanguard

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