- A Nigerian lady, Nwando Okplaeke, gained massive popularity on social media after she reportedly became the first female pilot to land a plane in Anambra
- The lady's sister, @SoniaUzama, said it would have been wonderful if their dad were alive to witness the day
- Nigerians praised the lady for making history at the Anambra Airport and making her family really proud
A young female Nigerian lady, Nwando Okplaeke, has been praised by Nigerians for being the first female pilot to land an aircraft at the new Anambra International Airpot on Friday, April 30.
The lady's sister with the Twitter handle @SoniaUzama also rejoiced on social media as she said that it was such a proud sister moment.
In one of her tweets, the lady said that their dad would have been so proud of Nwando if he was still alive.
@SoniaUzama said that their dad would have sent such news to different WhatsApp groups among other places. She said:
"My dad would have been super happy today. The BC he would have sent wont be here. He most likely would have sent it to newspaper houses and all his WhatsApp groups (yes he is that dramatic). I really wish he was here to see my sister’s name and face everywhere."
To corroborate that she was indeed the first female pilot, a popular ICT lawyer, Martin Beck Nworah, said she did an amazing job.
Nigerians took to social media in their thousands to shower the lady with praises. Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"Congrats to both you and your sis! We are proud too."
"Congratulations to your family."
"Yesooo.We are really proud of our own sister. The Okpalaekes making History!"
"We rejoice with you. We Anambrarians are in a joyous mood today."
"She must be so smart. Kudos to her."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a video shared by GistReel shows a female pilot, Eva Gichuru, getting massive praise from people at the airport after safely bringing a plane to land following bad weather conditions.
It was a moment laced with great pride and happiness as people gathered at the lounge to welcome the flight crew.
As the crew came into sight, the passengers started clapping. One of them shouted "that's she" as a way to point out the heroine of the day.