Monday, May 14, 2012

A Worthy Nigerian

Meet Nigerian-Born Kate Anolue, The New Mayor of Enfield Council, London

She takes over from Councilor During, 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 village.


She becomes the second black female Mayor of Enfield, following Councilor During who was the first when she assumed the role.


For 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.


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