The new Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, South-East London is Nigeria-born British councillor, Olugbenga Babatola. 59-year-old Babatola, a Thamesmead councillor became Greenwich’s first ever deputy mayor of Afrcan descent. He was sworn in as deputy to former Mayor Councillor Norman Adams on May 19, 2015
The new Mayor was elected by council members at an annual meeting and will hold the position for a year. The married father of three and grandfather of one will be sworn-in in an inauguration ceremony onWednesday May 25, 2016 at 7pm.
Local residents of the Borough are being invited to celebrate the inauguration of the new Mayor. 15 pairs of tickets are being made available to attend the event which will take place in the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Green.
Denise Hyland said; “Looking around Royal Greenwich there’s much to be proud of. The physical regeneration of our community continues apace, while there are many developments in our economic, social and community life. I was determined that we should open the inauguration ceremony to more local people to reflect on the role our community plays in achieving the successes we have enjoyed over the past year. It is also a way to welcome Cllr Babatola to his new role as Mayor, and to thank Cllr Adams for his hard work and service during his tenure”