Meet The First Muslim Female Pilot In Kano

Meet The First Muslim Female Pilot In Kano

Meet Fatima Abba Gwadabe who has become the first commercial pilot in Kano state. 

In order to reach her goal and become a top-ranked pilot, a Muslim woman has completed piloting Programs at Mid East Aviation Academy Jordan. She was among 100 of students who were sponsored by Kano Kwankwasiyya Government to study piloting at the Academy.

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But it would be noted that Fatima hasn’t become a female pioneer in this difficult and challenging profession.

Two months ago all media reports exploded with the news about Nigeria's first female helicopter captain, Abimbola Jayeola (Captain AB), emerged and made history that day.

Moreover, a female pilot has recently appeared in Katsina state. Ruqayya Suleiman was in the group of 15 other pilots trained in South Africa under a full Petroleum Trust Development Fund scholarship as international-certified commercial pilots.

The young woman not only got a unique profession, but managed to break the cultural barrier by acquiring a higher education which is quite unusual for girls from her area.


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