Salute, Captain ‘Deola!

Salute to ‘Deola Ogunmola Sowemimo of Nigeria as she becomes the first Nigerian female pilot to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Qatar Airways. Adeola, married to Seunfunmi Olamilekan Sowemimo, hails from Ogbomoso, Oyo State,

She now joins Captain Chinyere Kalu at the pinnacle of first female achievers in the aviation sector. Chinyere Kalu is the first Nigerian female commercial pilot and the first lady to fly an aircraft in Nigeria. She was appointed the Rector and chief executive officer of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in 2011. NCAT is the largest aviation training institute in Africa.

A green and white salute to these great daughters of Nigeria. We are proud of you.