Eko Hot Blog reports that Senator Daisy Danjuma, the former lawmaker representing Edo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has unveiled a fully equipped hospital in Benin-City, Edo State.
Merry Ehanire Mother and Child Hospital, which the former senator facilitated, was built in the memory of her late mother.
Danjuma, who is married to the a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, said she set up the medical facility to not only celebrate her mother’s memory, but to also ensure easier healthcare access for Benin City residents.
The hospital is expected to help reduce the high maternal mortality rate in Nigeria.
The formal opening of the hospital last week came a few months after Mrs Danjuma handed over a female hostel that would accommodate 900 students to the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin-City, Edo State.
Eko Hot Blog understands that another male hostel with the same capacity is under construction on UNIBEN campus.
Mrs Danjuma was elected senator in 2003 and served until 2007 under the defunct Action Congress (AC).
As a senator she served as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development.
She also served as Chairman, Women and Child Right Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Parliament).
Senator Danjuma, 71, is a law graduate of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, with over 40 years of post-call experience.
She 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).
Mrs Danjuma is currently the Executive Vice Chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), a Nigerian oil exploration and production company.
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