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MLA Uzoma Asagwara, Union Station

Father, today we bring before You newly elected Uzoma Asagwara and ask, Lord, that Your favour would be with them. We pray a placement of a hedge of protection around them.  We pray that their every decision is guided by You.  We pray, Lord, that You would surround them with good people who will encourage and lift them up. Grant them favour and peace we pray. Amen……

Uzoma Asagwara is a Nigerian-Canadian elected in 2019 as MLA for Union Station representing the New Democratic Party. Their election was a historical mark in the country, they are one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house. Asagwara has worked in Canada as a psychiatric nurse specializing in adult and youth mental health and addictions., and has been a community activist in Winnipeg. The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, but they are also an athlete. Asagwara was a member of the Canadian national women’s basketball and acts as a mentor for youth athletes in downtown Winnipeg. They are a grassroots community activist, educator, entrepreneur and mental health advocate and currently serve as a member of the Women’s Health Clinic board of directors.