A new resident of Ealing was welcomed by Boris Johnson at the first London citizenship ceremony at City Hall, writes Benita Esakwa.
Mauwia Yagoub Osman received a certificate and commemorative gift from the London Mayor and the chair of the London Assembly at the service on November 21.
Mr Johnson said: "As the grandchild of an immigrant I'm extremely proud to welcome the new British citizens from every London borough to the UK.
This ceremony is an important way of encour-aging them to play a full part in the communities they live in and contribute to their country.
"There are huge benefits from immigration for our economy, society and the cultural life of capital. Just look at the amazing range of restaurants in London; they are the best in the world thanks to the incredible innovation and entrepreneurship of immigrants from all corners of the world."