• Tinubu extols first Nigerian female British military academy graduate

    Tinubu extols first nigerian female british military academy graduate - nigeria newspapers online
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    The First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, has welcomed Oluchukwu Owowoh, a second lieutenant, after she completed her training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK.

    Mrs Tinubu, who noted the sterling performances of 24-year-old Miss Owowoh, said the officer is a good example of the great feats Nigerian youth can achieve.

    “Your determination and resilience are quite remarkable, and you are an inspiration to the youth of this country. As a woman, the first who has made a mark in a male-dominated field, I salute you.

    “You have the entire world ahead of you. This is just the beginning. You are now a reference point for all Nigerian youth. If you remain focused and positive, you will reach your goal in life,” she said.

    Mrs Tinubu, in a practical demonstration of celebrating the officer, requested all present, including wife of the vice president, wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, wives of ministers, wives of service chiefs and members of the Armed Forces, to give a standing ovation to Miss Owowoh.

    “I thank the Nigerian Army for giving 2nd Lt Owowoh the opportunity even in this male-dominated field. Thank you,” she said.

    Wife of the Chief of Defence Staff, Oghogho Musa, pointed out that the training and graduation of Owowoh is a testament to improved female inclusion in the country.

    Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy, John Ochai, a major general, explained that Miss Owowoh was the best of the 200 selected cadets from the NDA.

    He said the officer excelled in three areas earmarked which were Academics, Military Subjects and Physical Fitness.

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