Monday, December 12, 2011

Blessing Liman - Nigeria's First Female Fighter Pilot

Blessing Liman, a 25-year-old lady from Kaduna State, has become Nigeria’s first female military pilot.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) at the weekend commissioned her along with 126 others who completed the Direct Short Service Course 2010/11 Cadets of 325 Ground Training Group at the NAF Base, Kaduna.  Liman said she was very excited and proud to make history.
She said: “It is very uplifting and I feel very proud of myself though it has been very challenging. Coming from the civil war and the civil mentality, the Air Force has done a great job because it has changed our orientation.

“I believe that all females have equal opportunity to dignify their rights in whatever adventure they choose they can do.”
Blessing, who wants to encourage other females, called on other womenfolk to see her feat as a challenge for them to explore their capabilities “for nation-building”.

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