The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has appointed a former Mayor of the London Borough of Brent, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, as his Chief of Staff.
You would recall that SK’s News Blog had reported that Governor Soludo had immediately after his swearing in, hit the ground running with the appointment of major officers of his cabinet.
Governor Soludo took another major step by the appointment of three new officers. Ezeajughi was among three new appointments announced by the Governor Soludo.
Others are Mr Richard Nwora Madiebo, Chairman, Anambra State Internal Revenue Service; and AVM Ben Chiobi (Rtd.), Special Adviser on Security to the Governor.
Ezeajughi however stands out among the three new appointees, having being a former public officeholder outside the shore of Nigeria.
The 62year old ex-London mayor holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health Management from Kings College London.
Ezeajughi is a founding member of the British chapter of Nigeria’s All Progressives Grand Alliance party and was its chairman from 2010 to 2012.
Ezeajughi is also a member of the Labour Party, he won a seat on the Brent Council representing Stonebridge ward. He was reelected in 2018 and months later he was elected Deputy Mayor of Brent.
Ezeajughi was voted Mayor by his fellow councilors on April 16, 2019.