- Nigerian ladies are making their mark in every field of endeavours, including the automobile repair sector
- An empowerment initiative has broken a record with its first all-female mechanic crew
- The workshop was established by NANA Girls and Women Empowerment Initiative in Sokoto state
History was again made in Nigeria as the first female mechanic workshop was commissioned in Sokoto state following the celebration of International Women’s Day.
Daily Nigerian reports that the workshop, a private initiative of NANA Girls and Women Empowerment Initiative was commissioned by Jelani Aliyu, the director-general of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).
It was gathered that the shop is targeted at breaking the gender stereotype in car repairs and maintenance.
Aliyu who expressed delight at the event congratulated the newly trained female mechanics.
While urging them to work hard in order to achieve greater heights, the NADDC director-general commended the virtues of NANA’s establishment.
He described it as an “impressive development” saying the initiative will create job opportunities and provide income for women in the field of mechanical engineering.
Airline records an all-female flight crew
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a domestic airline has demonstrated that ladies can do well, just like their male counterparts, when presented with equal opportunities.
PassionAir, a domestic airline in Ghana broke its personal record as it flew its first all-female flight crew on Saturday, February, 20. The second largest airline in Ghana shared photos of the history-making ladies.
Reacting to the feat, the pilot-in-command Captain Eva Gichuru explained that with this recent success, they have proven that women can do well when given the same chance as the male folks.
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