Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile laid to rest in Abuja

The remains of late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, the Nigerian Air Force’s first female combat helicopter pilot, has been finally laid to rest.

The funeral rites which took place at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja, on Thursday morning was graced by notable dignitaries like; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and his wife, Rasheedat Bello; the Chairmen of Senate and House Committees on Air Force, Senator Bala Ibn Na’lla and Hon Shehu Koku; Service Chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, among others.

Tolulope was winged as Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot at the Nigerian Air Force headquarters, Abuja on 15 October 2019, after completing her flying training in South Africa.

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