Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:30

NAF Decorates First Female Fighter Pilots, Breaks 55-year-old History

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The Nigerian Air Force has decorated Kafayat Sanni and Tolulope Arotile as the first female fighter pilot and first female helicopter pilot, respectively.

The two flying officers who just completed their training courses in the US and South Africa, were among the 13 officers decorated at a ceremony on Tuesday.

Speaking at the event, Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff said the development marked “another milestone” in the 55-year history of the force.

“I am particularly happy because out of the 13 pilots to be winged are two female regular combatant officers,” he said.

The Nigerian Air Force has decorated Kafayat Sanni and Tolulope Arotile as the first female fighter pilot and first female helicopter pilot, respectively.

The two flying officers who just completed their training courses in the US and South Africa, were among the 13 officers decorated at a ceremony on Tuesday.

Speaking at the event, Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff said the development marked “another milestone” in the 55-year history of the force.

“I am particularly happy because out of the 13 pilots to be winged are two female regular combatant officers,” he said.

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