Aviation: Women In Aviation harp on career role models, honour deserving aviators with awards

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MD FAAN Capt Yadudu receiving aviation minister’s award as the Aviation Man of the Year

President, Women in Aviation, Nigeria Chapter, Mrs. Rejoice Ndudinachi says providing career role models is a powerful tool in helping people see the options life can offer

Speaking at this year’s Women in Aviation Annual Conference held in Abuja, Mrs. Ndudinachi stated that one of the objectives of Women in aviation Nigeria is to encourage the young ones to build up their future in aviation, adding that the group pledges to pursue vigorously with all their resources.

She emphasized their belief that in catching them young, they will have contributed immensely to the advancement of the very dynamic industry and the society in general.

“We have organized series of activities to help the young ones, most recently, the Nigerian Girls in Aviation Day which is usually organized every year”.

The WAI President added that, “It is a whole day event that features tour of airport facilities including forecast office, aircraft familiarization etc. The prospective young aviators were also exposed to a lot of hands-on activities in the various aviation endeavors. Today we have about 18 aviation clubs in various schools”.

On the theme of this year’s Conference which is same as last year WAI NIGERIA: Connect, Engage and Inspire, Ndudinachi noted that as an organization, they reach out to schools to sensitize students about carrier opportunities in aviation, thereby empowering them for better carrier choices. “Knowledge is power” as the saying goes.

‘We also give special gifts to outstanding children; this we believe will inspire them to pursue careers in the Aviation Industry”.

“Last four years we honoured Nigerian Female Pilots and last two years we honoured meteorologist, air traffic controllers, last three years we honored Nigerian Female Mechanics, Airline Managers, Met Managers, and MD/CEOs etc as role models for our children to emulate. Today we will honor outstanding female General Managers, female Airport Managers and aviation philanthropist. We hope this will inspire others to consider the various careers they have excelled in”.

Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs): Outstanding Female General Manager in Aviation Industry

While soliciting the unflinching support of all to enable the organization reach it goals to effectively CONNECT, ENGAGE and INSPIRE the next generation, the WAI President thanked its partners for their support over the years.

“Our partners we appreciate you: The Federal Ministry of Aviation, The National Women Leader APC, members of House of Representatives, NCAA, FAAN, NAMA, NCAT, NIMET, AIB, Zenith Bank, Air Peace Airline, Dana Airlines, Vetebra, ASL, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Management and others”.

ABOUT WOMEN IN AVIATION NIGERIA

Women in Aviation, Nigeria Chapter is a not for profit organization that encourages the advancement of women and men in all aviation career fields and interests. We are a chapter of Women in Aviation International, with headquarters in the United States.

Hon. (Barr) Nkeiruka Onyejeocha: Outstanding Female Deputy Chief Whip of the House and Longest Serving Female House Committee Chairman on Aviation

The vision of the organization is to promote public awareness of the accomplishments and contributions of women and men of the industry to national development. Membership of Women in Aviation comprises of men and women in aviation as well as other aviation enthusiast.

Membership of Women in Aviation is open to both men and women.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

Women in Aviation Nigeria

  H.E (Dr.) Aisha Muhammadu Buhari: In recognition of her dedication and Outstanding contributions to the development and uplift of women and the Girl Child. First Lady of Nigeria. Platinum Award

  1. Senator Hadi Sirika: Aviation Man of the Year
  2. Group. Captain Usman Abubakar Sadiq (RTD): Award for commitment to the effective implementation of ICAO standards and recommended practices
  3. Hajia Salamatu Baiwa Umar-Eluma, FNIM: Woman In Aviation High Flyer Award: In recognition of her immense contributions towards enhancing the efficiency and professionalism in the Aviation Sector through her Committed Human Capacity Development Programmes While in FAAN as DHR&A
  4. Hon. (Barr) Nkeiruka Onyejeocha: Outstanding Female Deputy Chief Whip of the House and Longest Serving Female House Committee Chairman on Aviation.
  5. Barr. Allen Ifechukwu Onyema: Aviation most Outstanding Philanthropist of the year
  6. Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu, FCILT: Award for commitment to the effective implementation of ICAO standards and recommended practices.
  7. Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs): Outstanding Female General Manager in Aviation Industry
  8. Adaobi Obialo-Molokwu: Outstanding Female Airline Regional Manager of the Year

     10     ESV. Omere Janet Ekinadoese (Mrs.) FNIVS, RSV: Outstanding Female General Manager in Aviation Industry

  • DR. Anne Otibhor  Egbadon (PHD, FSI, MNIM, AVSEC-PMC): Outstanding Female General Manager in Aviation Industry
  • Oyerinde Modupeoluwa: Outstanding Female General Manager in Aviation Industry
  • Okoye, Ebele Patricia (MRS.)(MBA,FNIMN,FICA,FIMC,MCNA: Outstanding Female General Manager in Aviation Industry
  • Mrs. Mary Tufano Eche: Outstanding Female General Manager in Aviation Industry
  • Mr. Sani Mahmud:Outstanding Male Airport Manager
  • Rejoice U. NdudinachiI ICAO AVSEC pm, FCILT, mni: Outstanding Female Airport Manager
  • Amina Ozi – Salami (Mrs.): Outstanding Female Airport Manager
  • Engr I. T Ihenachor (MRS) FNSE, MJF: Outstanding Female General Manager in Aviation Industry
  • Nafisat Ahmed Amin: For her contribution to the development of Women in the Nigeria Air Force

     19.  DR. Ahmad Isah, Chairperson GT Command Nigeria Airforce Officers Wives Association: For his role in Humanitarian Services

     20.  Airpeace Airline Ltd: Nigeria Most Outstanding Airline Carrier in Aviation Industry

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