Senator Daisy Danjuma
Senator Daisy Ukpomwan Ehanire Danjuma was born on the 6th of August 1952 in Benin City, Edo State. She is a 1976 law graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1977. She served her NYSC as a State Counsel in Lagos State Ministry of Justice (DPP) and was a pioneer legal counsel to the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria. She later worked as an Executive Assistant at Nigerian Acceptances Limited (NAL), a Merchant Bank from 1977 to 1978.
She was Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from 1982 to 1992. Distinguished Senator Danjuma was elected Senator of the politics Federal Republic of Nigeria (2003-2007) representing Edo South.
While in the Senate, she was a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Chairman, Women and Child Right Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Parliament). Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development. She served as Member, Senate Committees on Health, Education, Finance and Land Transport of the National Assembly.
While in the Senate and even after leaving the Senate, Senator Daisy Danjuma provided free Cancer Screening Centers for women in her constituency. These Centers also provided free medical checkups for women and children. She has been responsible for the surgical operations of numerous people in and out of her area of responsibility (Edo South).
Senator Danjuma has been influential in the eradication of female genital mutilation in Edo & some other parts of Nigeria & West Africa. She has also provided Eye Screenings and provision of glasses and cataract surgeries for affected persons through her efforts and that of the T Y Danjuma Foundation. She provided Micro (macro) Finance and ran ‘Skills Acquisition Training Programs’ for women in Edo South.
She is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and is a member of;
The International Bar Association (IBA),
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the
International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA).
She was the Chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum Limited from 1999-2003, and is currently the Executive Vice Chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum Limited.
She is married to General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma and she has five children.