Mrs Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State made historical past on Wednesday after she was sworn into workplace as the primary black feminine Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK).
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the newest in flip of occasions which have seen Nigerians emerge as Mayors of their space councils of residence within the UK.
Will probably be recalled that Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, and Mrs Kate Anorue, each from Anambra State, have been not too long ago sworn into workplace as Mayors of London Borough of Brent and Enfield, respectively.
Obaze who contested three earlier councillorship elections in 2010, 2014 in addition to 2016 and failed, ultimately succeeded in an election carried out on Might 5, 2018 in Whitechapel Ward.
She later grew to become the Council’s Deputy Speaker following her nomination by her Councillor Colleagues from the place she took over the mantle as Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
A press release containing transient historical past of Obaze obtained by NAN from her shut affiliate and UK Chapter Coordinator, Ugonwanne Social Membership Nigeria Int’l, a Nigerian socio-cultural group in UK, Ms Blessing Chijekwu, revealed that the newly sworn-in Mayor had lived in Borough for over 30 years.
“For Councillor (Cllr) Obaze life is all about service to humanity with diligence. Her political expertise began when she was elected as one of many board of administrators to supervise the regeneration of her space, the Ocean Property, within the 1980s.
“The transfer motivated her to get into politics having seen that there have been no black girls within the council chambers and this led her to open a undertaking named Wholesome Life Type for Stepney Ladies, East London.
“The undertaking was funded by native authority by way of Ocean African Caribbean Affiliation which she and her late husband Chief Evangelist Charles Obaze, co-founded.
“She additionally established Ocean Saturday Faculty aimed toward guaranteeing faculty attainment for youngsters, in addition to Ocean Soccer Membership by way of which younger boys have been capable of have residential soccer experiences with Chelsea soccer Membership.
“Above all, Cllr Obaze loves God with a ardour; she is a member of Parochial Church Council (PCC), in addition to an Govt Council member at St Dunstan’s Church of England Parish in Stepney.
“She is also a Secondary School governor in Tower Hamlets and a habitual visitor to the elderly and physically challenged in the community,” the assertion quoted Chijekwu as saying.
The assertion additionally quoted Lolo Ngozi Nwanze, President, Ugonwanne Social Membership Nigeria Int’l as saying that Obaze was chosen as life matron of the membership due to her meekness and morality.
“These are the virtues that have brought her to where she (Obaze) is today.”
Obaze who has 4 youngsters and two grand Kids attended West London School and Metropolitan College the place she studied Enterprise Administration and Neighborhood Sector Administration at completely different instances.
She additionally has certification in childcare which enabled her function a registered charitable childcare centre in UK named Vicharles Play Centre