By Dipo Olowookere
Former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Rtd), has retired as a Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors May & Baker Nigeria Plc.
A statement issued by the firm disclosed that the former military top brass exited the position at the board meeting of the company held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
In the disclosure to update the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), shareholders and the investing public, May & Baker said wife of the retiring Chairman, Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma, has been appointed to fill the vacant position with immediate effect.
Mrs Danjuma was born on August 6,1952 in Benin City, Edo State. She was first appointed to the board of directors of the firm on July 30, 1999 until October 8, 2003 and later on May 30, 2019.
The new Chairman is a law graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with over four decades post-call experience having been called to the Nigerian bar in 1977.
She worked as a State Counsel in Lagos State Ministry of Justice (DPP), a pioneer legal counsel to the Legal Aid Council. She was Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from 1982 to 1992.
Mrs Danjuma was elected Senator from 2003-2007 and while at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, she was a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Chairman, Women and Child Right Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Parliament).
She was also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development and served as member, Senate Committees on Health, Education, Finance, Land and Transport of the National Assembly.
She was the Chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum Limited from 1999 to 2003. She is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School (LBS) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA).
Mrs Danjuma is a Trustee of the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation and HID Awolowo Foundation. She is the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership and currently the Executive Vice Chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum Limited.