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Minister Madu was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Edmonton-South West.
A loving husband and father of 3, Madu was born and raised in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. There, he attended the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree. He was subsequently called to the Bar in Nigeria. In 2005, he and his wife migrated to Canada.
Madu has been a lawyer for 16 years, practicing in both Nigeria and Alberta. In addition to running Tisel Law Office with his wife, Emem, he has worked for Legal Aid Alberta, and volunteered with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and the Lawyer Referral Program of the Law Society of Alberta.
Madu also has extensive public service experience, having worked as a senior technical advisor for the Government of Alberta with a focus on legislative and regulatory reviews, operational and strategic public policies, issues management and stakeholder consultation.
In 2009, alongside a team he worked with in the public service, Madu was awarded the Premier’s Award of Excellence in the bronze medal category. He continues to volunteer with Alberta’s Nigerian and Igbo communities.
Kelechi (Kaycee) Madu was appointed as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General on August 25, 2020. Madu will bring his legal training and policy experience to implement key democratic reforms including citizen’s initiative and recall legislation, a review of Alberta’s Police Act and the execution of the fair deal panel recommendations endorsed by government.
As a Nigerian immigrant, Madu has lived the Alberta dream. Now, he’s committed to ensuring that dream is alive and well for others, and will continue the work of building a better, faster and fair justice system.