A Nigerian woman based in the United Kingdom, has made history by being elected as the new Cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District in the Republic of Ireland.

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Mrs. Uruemu Omeru Adejinmi, a Nigerian woman based in the United Kingdom, has made history by being elected as the new Cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District in the Republic of Ireland.

She is the daughter of the current Ovie of Agbon Kingdom in Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Mike Omeru, Ogurime-Rime Ukori I, and the current Ovie of Agbon Kingdom in Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Mike Omeru, Ogurime-Rime Ukori II.
Earlier this year, her father, a business magnate and Chairman of the Niger Cat Construction Company, was crowned the Ovie (paramount ruler) of the Agbon Kingdom.
Agbon is one of the 24 Urhobo Kingdoms in the Niger Delta region, and it is the largest of them.

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The Agbon Princess, who is married to a Yoruba man, was a Fianna Fáil member until she was promoted to her new position (Councillor.)
She becomes the first black woman to be elected as Mayor of a major city in the Republic of Ireland.

It has been reported that Adejinmi will now serve as Leas Cathaoirleach (Mayor), a position that has never been held by a black woman in the history of the country.
Adejinmi, who expressed her delight at being elected and dedicated her victory to migrants and all women, said she felt “deeply honoured” to be appointed to the position.
‘This is a historic day for Longford,’ she stated, adding that she was delighted to be able to share the occasion with her family and friends.

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“I am looking forward to working with my Council colleagues, Council executives, and all stakeholders to ensure that our municipal area and county continue to grow and develop.”
Her family moved to Longford from Nigeria in 2003, and she became a member of Fianna Fáil in 2016 and a local councilor in 2020. Ms. Adejinmi previously worked as an Executive Officer in the Department of Health, and she holds a Masters of Business Administration from Athlone Institute of Technology.
In an interview with RTÉ Radio One’s Drivetime, she stated that she “identifies as Irish,” “identifies as African,” and “wears both hats with confidence and comfort.”

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