Thursday, 16 July 2020

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Expresses shock over the death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan mourns Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot

President of the senate, Ahmad Lawan, has released an official statement through his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, morning the death of 24-year old Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile, who passed yesterday after having injuries from an accident in Kaduna camp.

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He said;

President of the senate, Ahmed Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness at the tragic news of the death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile. Lawan said despite her brief service, the deceased flying officer, 24, left indelible footprints as a dedicated officer and Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot.

The a Senate President noted the attest action of Nigeria Air Force that Arotile flew several combat missions and made remarkable contributions to the military efforts against banditry and other criminal activities particularly in the North Central states. Lawson said Arotile was a role model for young women and the Nigeria youths in general with her focus and dedication to service and calling.

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Lawan consoled with the family of the late Flying Officer, the Chief of the Air Staff, her Officer colleagues, other Airmen and Airwomen. The senate president also commiserated with the government and people of Kogi state over the loss and prayed for her soul to rest in perfect peace.

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