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Monday, 29 July 2019

May & Baker Nigeria appoints Daisy Danjuma as Non-executive Director

May & Baker Nigeria Plc has appointed Senator Daisy Danjuma as a non-executive director of its board. Her appointment, which was approved by the board at its meeting held in May, was announced in a statement by the company.

Danjuma brings to the board of the healthcare company more than four decades wealth of experience in legal, administrative and public service.

She is on the board of several companies.  She was chairman, South Atlantic Petroleum Limited between 1999 and 2003 and currently the Executive Vice Chairman of the company. Between 2003 and 2007, she served as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

As a Senator, she was Chairman, Women and Child Rights Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development and a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. She also served as a member of the Senate Committees on Health, Education, Finance, Land and Transport.

A law graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, she was called to the Nigerian bar more than 40 years ago. She had worked as a State Counsel with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). She was a pioneer legal counsel to the Legal Aid Council and later worked as the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) between 1982 and 1992.

An alumnus of the Lagos Business School (LBS), a member of the International Bar Association, the Nigerian Bar Association, and the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), Danjuma is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership, and Trustee of the Obafemi Awolowo and H.I.D Awolowo Foundations.

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