- Kate Anolue, a Nigerian woman with passion for charity, has been elected twice as mayor of London Borough of Enfield
- During her first time in office, she was able to raise a whopping sum of £44,000 (N20,505,240.80) for charity causes
- After a four-year break, she came back into UK politics with a focus to help the girl child, ensure gender equality and create employment for youths
Kate Anolue is one of the good Nigerian ambassadors abroad and trailblazers in their host countries. She has made history as the first Nigerian to be elected twice as mayor of London Borough of Enfield.
Her second administration started on Wednesday, May 8, when she was sworn in. The first time she was mayor of the city was in 2012/2013, African Voice reports.
She was at a time a deputy mayor, taking over from Councillor Saray Karakus. Anolue took a four-year break from politics between 2014 and 2018.
Presently aged 70, she worked as a midwife for 40 years with the National Health Service. She is also a qualified lawyer.
The councillor is well known as aunty Kate in the UK Nigerian community because she always speaks passionately about the significance of education and gender equality.
Her inauguration event was well attended by many as the king of her hometown in Nanaka, Anambra state, HRH Igwe Godwin Ezeilo, was also present.
As part of Anolue’s inauguration speech, she said she will especially focus on charities that are centred on the girl child, sickle cell, and dementia.
It should be noted that the Nigerian during her first time as mayor was able to raise £44,000 (N20,505,240.80), a record that has never been beaten by anyone in that capacity.
“I am proud and honoured to stand here as elected mayor of this great, vibrant and diverse borough of ours. My fellow councillors have placed a great privilege and responsibility upon me and I want to express my sincere appreciation of you all for putting your trust in me.
“I urge my fellow councillors, left and right, let us do the right thing and look forward, so we can make Enfield a better place. Last time during my mayoral year I raised £44,000 in one year and no one has beaten that, so I want to beat my own record,” she said.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that another Nigerian, Angela Okafor, won a significant seat in Bangor City Council in the United States.
Angela said she had knocked on more than 1,000 doors to campaign for the election that brought her in.
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