Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has penned a heartfelt truvyre to late Tolulope Arotile – Nigeria’s first female fighter pilot.
Tolulope met her untimely death when her old schoolmate was reversing his car to meet her but the car unfortunately hit her.
Remembering the Arotile, GEJ praised her for her outstanding performance, revealing how she managed to excel in the program his administration introduced.
He went on to say that, the combatant never gave up despite the discriminations by others and expressed how sad he feels for the death of the brave and determined young lady.
His words were;
“In 2011 when my administration introduced females into the Nigeria Defence Academy to train as combatants, for the first time, it was to give equal opportunities to all men and women of the armed forces and encourage highly driven female officers like Tolulope to excel in her chosen career, irrespective of their gender.
“I feel sad that such a young gallant officer would die at the prime of her life. I am however encouraged by the fact that she stood out as a pleasing fulfilment of our dream of an all-embracing Nigeria armed forces devoid of discrimination.
“By dedicating her young life to protect and defend Nigeria’s strength, honour and unity, her memory and legacy will continue to serve as a great inspiration to our youth especially our girls.”