Anambra celebrates Mayor Ezeajughi of Brent, London
By Tony Nezianya :
Awka, Sept. 22, 2020 (MOI) The Government of Anambra State has congratulated Councilor Ernest Nnaama Ezeajughi, the trailblazing scientist who was recently re-elected to serve a second four-year term as Mayor of Brent.
Mayor Ezeajughi first made worldwide headlines in 2019, when he was first elected the Mayor of the London Borough of Brent in England with a population, with a population of 331,000.
A statement in Awka on Sept. 22, quotes the Anambra State Commissioner for Information, Mr C Don Adinuba, as saying that Gov. Willie Obiano and his wife, Mrs Ebele Obiano, have spoken to Mayor Ezeajughi.
The mayor is also an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) leader in the United Kingdom, on his victory.
Born in Awgbu town, Orumba North Local Government Area (LGA) Ezeajughi had his education at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka before sojourning abroad for greener pastures.
The state noted that Ezeajughi’s re-election is indeed a testament to his impressive achievements in his inaugural tenure of service to the people of Brent.
``In a world where many Nigerians are generally stigmatised, Ezeajughi is a shining light that deserves consummate emulation and commendation.
``It is striking that Ezeajughi won re-election following the first ever virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the council,’’ it said.
``Not even the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe could dim his good works.
``The Anambra State government is thrilled that Councilor Ezeajughi will during his mayoral tenure continue to promote Brent and participate in activities that will help the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Brent and its residents.
``Ezeajughi will continue to support his chosen charities. He is in league with so many other Anambra achievers all over the world.’’
Two months ago, Prof. Charles Egbu emerged as the first black Vice-Chancellor of a British university when he was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in England.
Patrick Okigbo from Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area, is one of the 12 Senior Fellows named this year at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Chinedu Obi from Ifite Dunu in Dunukofia LGA was in July the best student in the oldest and most prestigious medical school in Russia, the first time an African has been so honoured.
Another Anambra State world-beater, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, was also recently appointed as head and senior director of the Africa Investment Forum by the President of African Development Bank Group (AFDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina.
A highly accomplished international corporate lawyer, Anohu-Amazu was before the appointment a member of the London Stock Exchange Africa Advisory Board.
``Ezeajughi, alongside the other achievers, has amply shown the world that Anambra State is the esteemed `Light of the Nation’. (MOI)