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Nigerian-Canadian man celebrates becoming a citizen of Canada after 4 years of adding value to the country

A brilliant Nigerian-Canadian man, Bamidele Salako has celebrated a new feat in his life after being awarded the citizenship of Canada as a result of his hard work and contribution to the growth and development of the country.

Canada is one of the most popular destinations around the world for scholarships and other opportunities. Bamidele Salako narrated through his Linkedin, that he first arrived in Canada in 2018 and after just 4 years in the country, he has been found worthy of being called a citizen.

Salako explained that he worked with an organization called SAPO and another called Calgary Catholic Immigration Society – both organizations help new immigrants discover themselves in the Canadian market upon arrival to Canada.

“I am proud of the exceptional work I have done over the last four years with the SOPA Settlement Online Pre-Arrival and Calgary Catholic Immigration Society in making Canada🇨🇦a more welcoming home for other immigrants and enriching the Canadian fabric with my unique skills and talent,” Salako wrote on Linkedin.

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Salako thanked everyone that help him achieve his dream of becoming a Canadian citizen. “This is a huge milestone for me, and my Canadian story would not be complete without a mention of the incredible support of my director, Gordana Radan, who took a chance on me when I first arrived in Canada in 2018 (and continues to), and Mark Samcoe for his kind and generous recommendation,” he said.

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Salako also thanked his wife and family for their support. He said: “Special thanks also go to my first mentor, Farah Kaleem, for her warmth, wisdom and wealth of support which were invaluable in helping me remain optimistic and focused so I could successfully navigate the Canadian opportunity market during those first few months of landing.”

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“I am also indebted to my wonderful current and former teammates at SOPA Alberta, Aneta Popa, CCS, Mirjana Borjan, BBA, Isis Sunna, Olja Stojanovic, Jothi E. Judith Jesu and Hasmik Asmaryan who have tremendously enriched my work life and personal life.

“The biggest thanks goes to my darling wife, Toyin Salako, CPHR, MBA, who first broached this move and with whom I have built a life in Canada that I am eternally grateful for,” he added.

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