Nigerian woman, Dr. Kate Anolue sworn in as Mayor of Enfield, United Kingdom | Photos

Dr. Kate Anolue, is a Nigerian born British Labour politician, from Anambra State. She has been sworn in as the Mayor of Enfield, United Kingdom. reports.

However, this is the second time she is assuming this position and she said she is “thrilled” to be a role model for women in the world after being named the mayor again after serving in 2012.

She takes over from Councillor Christine Hamilton who has been in the role for the last year. Councillor Kate Anolue was officially unveiled as the borough’s new mayor at a ceremony at the Civic Centre.

Councillor Kate Anolue hails from Nanka, Anambra State, Nigeria and started out her journey as a midwife and now she holds the borough’s top ceremonial job. In celebration, her friends and relatives were dressed in Nigerian traditional attires.

She moved to Edmonton more than 20 years ago, starting her training in May 1972, eventually qualifying as a midwife. Mayor Kate Anolue 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 was made a chieftain of the village in recognition of her achievements in Enfield.
She said: “In my village people recognise that I am doing something worthwhile. It is a very real honour and I’m thrilled. I am so proud of this.”

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

During her mayoral year, she says she wants to raise money for children’s charities and for young people.

“I have spent all this time delivering babies – I need to know that someone is looking after them.It is a big responsibility. It is a dignified and honourable thing to do – and I can do it.” she said.

The event was attended by many sociocultural groups, including Ohanaeze Ndigbo, CANUK, Anambra Union, Peoples Club, Anaedo Social Club, The Nigeria High Commission, Bame Communities in the UK, Labour Party.

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