Kafayat Omolara Sanni & Tolulope Arotile Emerge NAF First Female Fighter Pilot And First Female Helicopter Pilot

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has decorated its first female fighter pilot, Flying Officer Kafayat Omolara Sanni, and the first female helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.

They were the two female pilots among the 13 that were winged.

The two female pilots had successfully completed their pilot training courses in the United States of America and South Africa.

The Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar decorated them alongside another officer Grace Garba, the first female Air Warrant Officer, and 10 0ther officers at the NAF headquarters in Abuja on the 15th of October 2019.

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Grace Garba Emerges First NAF Female Air Warrant Officer

Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), has approved the promotion of Grace Garba, a Master Warrant Officer (MWO), to the rank of Air Warrant Officer (AWO) in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

Ibikunle Daramola, an air commodore and director of public relations for the Nigerian Air Force, announced this in a statement on October 1, 2019 in Abuja.

He said with the promotion, MWO Garba becomes the first female senior non-commissioned officer (SNCO) to be promoted to the highest rank in the non-commissioned officers’ cadre in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

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Nigeria Receive ICAO Award For Improving Security In Aviation Sector

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has presented the “ICAO Council President’s Certificate” to Nigeria in recognition of its progress in solving aviation security and oversight deficiencies.

The President of ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Aliu, said the certificate was in recognition of the contributions of deserving member-states to the marked improvement in global aviation safety and security.

Nigeria received the certificated based on its commitment to the effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.

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