Meet Nigerian-Born Kate Anolue, The New Mayor of
Enfield Council, London
She takes over from
CouncilorDuring, who has been
in the role for the last year.
The former midwife
who hails from Nanka in Anambra State, Nigeria, followed her father’s desire
for her to become a nurse and moved to Edmonton more than 20 years ago,
starting her training in May 1972, eventually qualifying as a midwife.
She says she has
delivered thousands of babies since becoming a midwifery sister at North
Middlesex Hospital in 1984, and wants to be a role model for women in her
becomes the second black female Mayor of
Enfield, following Councilor During who was the first when she assumed the
the next year, Councilor Anolue will devote most of her time to civic functions
and will preside over full council meetings, as well as acting as the returning
officer at elections.
She was made a
chieftain of the village in recognition of her achievements in Enfield.
She said: “In my
village people recognize that I am doing something worthwhile. It is a very
real honour and I’m thrilled. I am so proud of this.”
I am indeed very proud to
see a Nigerian doing something positive out there and hope it serves as an
inspiration to other Nigerians within and outside the country.