BRITISH NIGERIAN WOMAN BECOMES FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO BE APPOINTED AS HIGH COMMISSIONER IN THE UK
The Foreign Office has appointed its first black female career diplomat as a high commissioner. Her name is NnneNne Iwuji-Eme.
Iwuji-Eme, who has spent 16 years in the Foreign Office, will take up her role as British high commissioner to Mozambique in July, taking over from Joanna Kuenssberg.
Iwuji-Eme said it was “an honour and a privilege” to be appointed to the role and that she hoped she would inspire others to pursue their ambitions.
“I hope my appointment as the first British black female career diplomat to this position will inspire young talent, regardless of race or background, to pursue their ambitions in the Foreign Office”
“I look forward to forging even stronger connections between Britain and Mozambique – two close members of the Commonwealth family.”
The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said Iwuji-Eme has “vision, experience and energy” for the appointment.
We’re excited that the rest of the world is starting to embrace our power as black women and that we are able to make strides and get the recognition we deserve owing to our hard work, diligence and strength of character.