Lagos First Lady Urges Women Aviation Professionals To Inspire More Female

The Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has called on Women In Aviation(WIA)to continue to do more for women in aviation and other potential female aviation professionals to match with the theme of the conference; Women :Connect, Engage and Inspire the Next Generation.
She said this while speaking at the 2015 annual conference of WIA, Nigeria Chapter in Lagos.
She stated that aviation industry is strategic and that its various departments are sophisticated, highly technical and scientific, adding aviation employment is different from any other job because of the specialised skills and expertise required of the personnel to function effectively and efficiently.
Mrs Ambode, who was represented by Mrs Ogundamola Ogunsanwo, listed such highly specialised areas to include piloting, aircraft maintenance, aero-medicals, Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and several others.
According to her, “What this means to me is that Nigeria women have registered their impact and established their relevance in the complex field of aeronautic as they have done in the other challenging areas of human endeavour .So, who say the women are not flying?
Ogunsanwo stated that considering these feat, women are matching on and on the right part, adding that women should encourage themselves and also strive harder to achieve more.
“Though your association has been doing an exceedingly good job of promoting public awareness of the accomplishments of women in this unique industry, you must do more in consonance with the theme of the conference ;W:omen: Connect, Engage and inspire the Next Generation.” She said
She stated that WIA owe it a duty to inspire the next generation of teeming ladies, young ambitious girls, many of them hungry and thirsty for knowledge.
On his part, the President of WIA, Nigeria Chapter, Rejoice Ndudinachi, stated that women in the association were in tune with trends in the aviation industry and are committed to sustaining contributions to the sector’s development.
She said that as an association it reaches out to schools to sensitise students about career opportunities in aviation, thereby empowering them for better career choices.
According to him, ”We believe in catch them young and we have contributed immensely to the advancement of our very dynamic industry and the society in general .We have organised series of programmes to help the young ones ,most recently ,the Nigerian Girls in Aviation Day.”
She added that WIA also gave special gifts to outstanding children, adding that the body believes this would inspire them to pursue careers in the aviation industry
The WIA President stated that one of the objectives of women in aviation Nigeria is to encourage the young ones to build up their future in aviation, promising that the body would pursue this objective very vigorously.