By Ejike Ikezuagu – UK.
The London Borough of Brent was last Monday re-elected Cllr. Ernest Ezeajughi as the new Mayor of Brent to continue as Mayor for another year, until 2021 Ogene Ndigbo Newspaper has learnt.
Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi has served as Mayor of Brent since 2019 – 2020, before re-elected last Monday to continue as Mayor, until 2021. He was announced as the First Citizen of Brent at the Annual Meeting of Brent Council which took place as a virtual meeting. The event was attended by Councillors from across the borough.
In his service as Mayor, Cllr Ezeajughi will continue to promote Brent and participate in activities that help the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Brent and its residents.
Interacting with Ogene Ndigbo Newspaper in London, he said, “I’ am extremely grateful to be re-elected as the Mayor of Brent”.
In the same vein, he regretted that the pandemic disrupted his civic year in supporting and creating awareness for his chosen Charities – Sickle Cell Society and Jason Roberts Foundation. He maintained that he will continue to support the Charities delivering Anti-Knives and gun crime as he looks forward for fund raising for the Charities again, he stated.
He said, he will also raise awareness to support families and communities affected by the dreaded pandemic the society is going through at this time.
He showed an appreciation for the support given to him in the past one year and described their support as “tremendous”. He said, without their support, no success would have been achieved.
Ogene Ndigbo Newspaper gathered that, in his civic year as Mayor, he widely engaged with the Brent residents, representing the Borough nationally and internationally. He has attended three hundred and fifty (350) engagements, before the lock-down on the 23rd March 2020, he stated.
Speaking to the residents, he said, they can keep up with his Mayor’s official engagements and visits around Brent by following his twitter @mayorofbrent or on Instagram @mayorofbrent
He visited his own state in Nigeria, Anambra state as a guest to meet with the governor of the state, His Excellency, Willie Obiano at the Caring Family Initiative Charity he is collaborating on the Sickle Cell Awareness.
In his statement, the microbiologist regretted, he said, “The pandemic has made it an unusual and difficult year for all of us, and I haven’t been able to get out and see people as much as I would have wanted to. But I have had amazing support for my charities so far and it has been a privilege and honour to serve the people of Brent”.
He continued, saying that he is delighted to be continuing as Mayor of Brent and raising awareness of the Sickle Cell Society and Jason Roberts Foundation.
As Mayor of Brent in the past year, Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi has raised over £10, 000 for the Charities.
Born in Nigeria, Anambra state, he studied Science at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, earning a Bachelor’s degree. He gained Master of Science at Kings College London.
A Microbiologist trained and worked previously in Public Health England and presently working at Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA) MSc-kings College London.
Before becoming a Mayor, he had previously served under various committees on Planning, Public Realm Scrutiny, Food Bank Task Group, and Vice Chair of Brent Harlesden Connect Forum, etc.
He worked briefly in the family business and has lived in Brent since moving to the UK in 2004. He was elected Councillor for the Stonebridge ward in May 2014 and was re-elected in May 2018.
Cllr Ezeajughi is married with children.
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