Abuja - An international organisation
advocating for the empowerment of women is encouraging local girls to consider
a career in aviation.
Women in Aviation International (WAI), which has embarked
on an awareness campaign in that regard,has held its first Girls in Aviation
Day in major airports in the country.
The organisation has also organised tour for selected
secondary school girls to airside, Control Tower, Fire Service Complex, Peace
Airline office as well as the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON) site at
the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja.
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There were also motivational speeches from role models in
the sector such as Capt. Tolu- Ita of Aero Contractors, Engineer Tosin Adedoyin
of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB-) and Mrs Eunice Fatokun, an air
traffic controller with NAMA.
Speaking at the event, the President of WAI Nigeria
Chapter, Rejoice Ndudinachi, noted that Women in Aviation was committed to
supporting and ensuring young girls are inspired to take up careers in
"Experience has shown that women are more meticulous
in anything they do," said Ndudinachi.
- CAJ News