Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile laid to rest


The remains of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, the late Tolulope Arotile, have been buried amidst tributes at the Military Cemetery in Abuja.

The funeral service was conducted by the Director Chaplaincy of the NAF, Group Captain O Gani.

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Some of the dignitaries in attendance include thief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin, Women Affairs Minister, Mrs Pauline Tallen, Governor Yahya Bello and his wife and Defence Minister, Maj. General Salihi Magashi (retd), who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Mr Sabiru Zakari and the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin.

Others are the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen; Chairman of Senate Committee on Air Force, Bala Ibn Na-Allah, and Chairman of the House Committee on Air Force, Shehu Koko. Arotile’s family members.



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