Joyce Daniels, a Social Engineering Practitioner, is among the 35 women from across six geo-political zones in Nigeria elected to lead the ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme.
ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme is an intensive six-month legislative and leadership development programme, that aims to change the political narrative of representation, especially for womenin in the country.
TheFact Nigeria reports that the ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme targets legislative and leadership development programme for aspiring female lawmakers between 25 and 45.
Joyce Daniels, a speaker and moderator who has shaped the MC and events moderating industry and trained thousands of others in 14 years of business, has always shown great interest in politics and nation-building. Joyce Daniels said, “this fellowship serves as the confluence of passion and skill, and the opportunity of refining the leader in me.”
Leading to their orientation ceremony, held, September 26, 2021, 22 of the 35 fellows vyed for the position of class governor. During the two-stage selection process, votes from the general public totalled 5,775 in the first stage of the selection process.
As a result, five of the 22 candidates emerged as the top finalists. They were, Joyce Daniels, Olaboopo Olubukola Rainat, Chikas Kumle, Rabi Adamu Musa, and Nella Andem-Ewa.
The second stage maintained transparency and a fair playing field as fellows voted their preferred choice of class Governor anonymously. The results presented a landslide victory for Joyce Daniels while Barr. Rabi Musa came in second place.
The Social Engineering Practitioner, Joyce Daniels, emerged as class governor to serve alongside Barr. Rabi Musa, who came in second place as the Deputy Class Governor. In her remarks as Class Governor during the virtual orientation programme, Joyce Daniels affirmed that she “… sees the lives of each fellow transform by being on this journey.” She remains committed to applying her exceptional skills, capacity and competencies, working alongside her deputy to ensure a seamless, harmonious, productive relationship amongst the fellows, the faculty and the organisers.
As a Social Engineering Practitioner, Joyce Daniels aspires to influence the development of communities and, by extension, Nigeria, one individual at a time. As a fellow of ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme, a non-partisan progressive women’s political advancement organisation bridging inequality gaps in African democracy, Joyce advocates for women’s leadership across appointive and elective offices and prepares herself to take various leadership roles.
At the orientation ceremony, Chairman Platform Capital, Dr Akintoye Akindele, congratulated the 35 women selected for the ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme and urging them to set the pathway for future lawmakers and aspirants in Nigeria and across Africa. Members of the ElectHER Advisory Committee also gave congratulatory messages during the Orientation Ceremony. These include Mr Dapo Oyewole, Special Adviser on International and Interparliamentary Affairs to the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Mr Bukola Idowu, Head of Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI), Cynthia Mbamalu, Director of Programs, Yiaga, and Opeyemi Oriniowo, Principal Partner, Rindev Consulting.