Former Nigerian President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has condoled with the immediate family of Late Miss. Tolulope Arotile, the first female Nigerian combat Pilot who died as a result of head injuries sustained from head injuries sustained from a car accident.
Dr. Jonathan who joined other top citizens in pouring out tributes to the deceased described her as a brave patriot who pushed herself beyond limits to demonstrate her uncommon love for our dear country Nigeria.
The Ex President in a tweet on Thursday said she has truly made Nigeria proud within the time she lived. Jonathan recalled that in 2011 when his administration introduced females into the Nigeria Defence Academy to train as combatants, for the first time, it was to give equal opportunities to all men and women of the armed forces and encourage highly driven female officers like Tolulope to excel in her chosen career, irrespective of their gender. I feel sad that such a young gallant officer would die at the prime of her life.
He added that he was however encouraged by the fact that she stood out as a pleasing fulfillment of our dream of an all-embracing Nigeria armed forces devoid of discrimination.
He further stated that by dedicating her young life to protect and defend Nigeria’s strength, honor and unity, her memory and legacy will continue to serve as a great inspiration to our youth especially our girls.
May God grant her soul eternal rest.