It was a moment of celebration and jubilation as one of the leading airlines in Nigeria; Air Peace decorates her first female captain on Monday at the airline’s corporate headquarters, Lagos, Nigeria.
Sinmisola Ajibola rose from Senior First Officer (SFO) to the position of a captain in less than 20 months of joining Air Peace due to her diligence and dedication to service and thereby making her the first Air Peace female captain.
The history maker Sinmisola Ajibola is from a family of pilots – father and four brothers are pilots, three are currently working with Air Peace.
Chief Pilot, Capt. Victor Egonu who presented Sinmisola Ajibola to the airline Chief Executive Officer, Mr Allen Onyema for decoration said he had no iota of doubt that Sinmisola will attend new height within a short period of time.
Air Peace Chief Executive Officer, Mr Allen Onyema while decorating the new captain in the presence Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, Director of Flight Operations, Capt. Wellington Eyimina and Chief Pilot, Capt. Victor Egonu lauded Sinmisola’s achievements and charged her to sustain the credible performance inside and outside the cockpit. Other pilots were not left out as the CEO poured praises on them and their counterparts in the Nigeria airspace for their exceptional performance in the aviation industry. He also admonished them to compete with other pilots across the world.
In a bid to ensure gender equality, Air Peace has females occupying a key position within the company. As at today, Air Peace has about eight female pilots on their payroll and other position like the vice chairman occupied by Mrs Alice Onyema. Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Administration and Finance, Head of Maintenance, Human Resources Manager, Cabin Services Manager, Airport Coordinator, Head of Legal and Corporate Services, Planning and Production Manager, Head of Procurement, Head of Monitoring and Compliance, Business Development Manager, Revenue Manager, acting Information and Technology Manager, Training Coordinator are key positions headed by female.
Four of the Air Peace stations – Abuja, Port Harcourt, Accra and Banjul are all managed by females.
Air peace has done wonderfully in terms of gender equality in the aviation industry. I think what is left is all-female crew flight.
What are your takes on this? Have you flown all female crew flight?
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