Recently, the Governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, appointed Earnest Nnaama Ezeajughi, a former Mayor Of london Brent, as his Chief of Staff. Here are some short facts about the Nigerian-born politician in the United Kingdom:
- Ezeajughi is from Anambra State in Nigeria’s southeast.
- He was born in Awgbu Town, Anambra State’s Orumba North local government area.
- In Anambra, Ezeajughi received his primary, secondary, and tertiary education.
- He studied Applied Microbiology at Aguata High School in Aguata and Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik) in Awka.
- Back in Unizik, Awka, Ezeajughi was active in student union politics.
- In 1998, he received his bachelor’s degree from Unizik.
- After completing the mandated one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program, Ezeajughi briefly worked in the family firm, Koval Linkworld Agencies Ltd, before moving to England with his wife.
- Ezeajughi graduated from the prestigious Kings College in London with a Master’s degree (M.Sc).
- He worked for the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency as a scientist (MHRA).
- Ezeajughi became involved in UK politics and became a member of the Labour Party shortly after.
- In 2014, Ezeajughi was elected to the Brent Council as a councillor for Stonebridge Ward.
- Ezeajughi was one of the founding founders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, a Nigerian political party (APGA). From 2010 to 2012, he was Chairman of the APGA’s UK chapter.
- He has four children and is married.
- Ezeajughi joins Olugbenga Babatola, the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s first African mayor, who was elected in 2016.
- Babatola, like Ezeajughi, served on the Greenwich District Council before being elected Mayor.
- A mayor in the United Kingdom is elected by council members at an annual meeting and serves for a year.
- The Mayor is the Royal Borough’s first citizen. He represents the United States in public issues as well as civic and ceremonial events.
- On April 16, 2019, the College of Councillors of Brent, London, elected Ezeajughi as Mayor, and he was sworn in on May 1, 2019.
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