Accomplished legal practitioner, Senator Daisy Danjuma, has been approached to be the Grand Patron of the first edition Africa Fashion Week Nigeria in recognition of her support for innovation and creativity and economic empowerment of youth and women. The first edition of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria will be taking place on the 18th May 2014 at Eko Hotels in Lagos.
The beautiful and supportive wife of General T.Y. Danjuma, Senator Daisy is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School, a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the international Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA). A law graduate of Ahmadu Bello University with over 35 years post call experience as a Nigerian Lawyer, Senator Daisy began her career as a state counsel in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice (Department of Public Prosecutions). She has worked as legal counsel to the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Company Secretary to the Nigerian Television Authority NTA, among many other organizations spanning as far as the financial sector.
In 2003, she was elected as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and has served on numerous committees, most notably as chairman of the ECOWAS Parliament’s Women and Children’s Rights Committee and as senate committee chairman on Women Affairs and Youth Development. She is also the executive vice chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO) Limited.
Senator Daisy is globally recognized as a lawyer and lawmaker, and has a strong international media profile. As the Grand Parton of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, she is a spokesperson, inspiring leader and ambassador for the organization; and alongside the AFWN team she has been assisting in the growth of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria’s profile globally.
“We are greatly honoured and excited to have Sen Daisy Danjuma as the Grand Patron of AFWN and we believe that she will assist in the extraordinary job of building the profile of AFWN worldwide. We have some of the best creative fashion talent in Nigeria but there also needs to be a platform that celebrates supports, promotes these creative talents, a platform that will contribute to its growth; that is what AFWN is all about.
At AFWN we have the best understanding of how the Nigeria Fashion industry can contribute to the Nigerian economy, youth employment and improving the GDP. With people like Senator Daisy on our side, we feel assured of realizing our visions for the Nigerian fashion Industry.”—Ronke Ademiluyi CEO AFWN/AFWL.
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