President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mrs. Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi as the pioneer Mandate Secretary of the newly established Women Affairs Secretariat under the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
The FCTA officially revealed this appointment via a post on its official social media account on Monday.
The post announces, “His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, has given his approval for the appointment of Mrs. Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi as the Mandate Secretary for the recently established Women Affairs Secretariat within the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).”
A statement released by Anthony Ogunleye, the Director of Press to the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, also confirmed this appointment.
The statement emphasized that Benjamins-Laniyi will assume a pivotal role in FCTA’s dedication to advancing the well-being and empowerment of women and children residing in the nation’s capital.
The statement mentioned that Benjamins-Laniyi was appointed by the President due to her outstanding qualifications and unwavering commitment to public service.
With an extensive professional background spanning over 35 years as a communications consultant, social entrepreneur, international mentor, and environmentalist, Benjamins-Laniyi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position.
Part of the statement reads, “She completed her secondary education at Queens School Lagos and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Ibadan in 1989.
She has made significant contributions to society as a prominent compere and a renowned motivational speaker. Her dedication to addressing social issues, particularly those impacting women and children, is evident in her remarkable body of work.
“Furthermore, she has demonstrated her commitment to women’s political participation by running for a senatorial position in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2022. Serving as the Grand Matron of ‘Hope Again for FCT Women in Politics,’ she has played a crucial role in inspiring and guiding women in the political arena,” the statement affirmed.”