Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace has given one of its female pilots, Sinmisola Ajibola command of its cockpit and the post of a Senior First Office in a bid to ensure gender equality with action.
Sinmisola made history as Air Peace’s first female captain on the 28th of June, 2018 when she was official decorated as a captain.
Sinmisola joined Air Peace in February 2017 as a Senior First Officer (SFO). She is from a family of pilots – father and four brothers, three of whom are with Air Peace. In Decoration of the new Captain, Mr. Allen Onyema , the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace was around as well as the Chief Pilot, Captain Victor Egonu .
The foremost Airline seems to embrace gender equality as it presently has other women occupying positions such as the Vice Chairman, Mrs. Alice Onyema, the Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, Chief of Administration and Finance, Mrs. Ejiro Eghagha, Head of Maintenance, Mrs. Maureen Udale-Ameh, Human Resources Manager, Mrs. Olubunmi Akano, Cabin Services Manager, Florence Opia, Airport Coordinator, Mrs. Clementina Ukonze, Head of Legal and Corporate Services, Paulynne Ikem, Planning and Production Manager, Mrs. Melodie Zotachi, Head of Procurement, Mrs. Obiageri Akano, Head of Monitoring and Compliance, Joy Imeli, Business Development Manager, Tracy Osakwe, Revenue Manager, Ihuoma Ukairo, Acting Information and Technology Manager, Chidinma Anumaka and Training Coordinator, Mrs. Eira Gafar.
Women are also allowed to run that station like Kachollom Nyiam-Zang who is in charge of Air Peace’s Abuja station, Chiaka Nwosunjoku, Shola Ogunwuyi and Aanuoluwapo Olatunbi run the airline’s Port Harcourt, Accra and Banjul offices respectively.
Women are gradually entering the male dominated space and we are hopeful that the trend will continue with women occupying key positions in the Africa and the world at large.