Mrs. Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi has been designated as the Mandate Secretary for the recently established Women Affairs Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The announcement was relayed by Anthony Ogunleye, the Director of Press at the FCT Minister’s Office, in a statement released on Monday.
Recall that FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, had on Friday, October 13, announced the approval of President Tinubu to establish the FCT Woman Affairs Secretariat.
According to the statement, Benjamins-Laniyi will play a pivotal role in the FCTA’s commitment to promoting the well-being and empowerment of women and children in the Federal Capital Territory.
The statement reads:-
“Mrs Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi, born in 1965 and hails from Ogun State, was appointed for her exemplary qualifications and dedication to public service. With over 35 years of experience as a communications consultant, social entrepreneur, international mentor, and environmentalist, Mrs. Benjamins-Laniyi brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role.
“She attended Queens School Lagos for her secondary school education and is a 1989 graduate of English from the University of Ibadan. She has made significant contributions to society as a prominent compere and renowned motivational speaker.
“Her passion for social issues, particularly those affecting women and children, is evident in her remarkable work.
“She has also showcased her commitment to women’s political participation by aspiring for a senatorial position in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2022. As the Grand Matron of “Hope Again for FCT Women in Politics,” she has played a vital role in encouraging and mentoring women in the political arena.
“Her deep understanding of the political landscape and her ability to navigate complex policy challenges will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of women’s rights and well-being in the Federal Capital Territory.
“Mrs Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi’s appointment further strengthens the formidable administrative team led by the FCT Minister, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, and Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud”.