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Anambra state set to train 100 girls as pilots, partners with Can Fly Initiative

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Anambra state government reportedly said to partner with Can Fly Initiative to train 100 Anambra indigenes as pilots.

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A pilot with Airpeace Airlines First Officer, Obiageli Ikejiaku-Adelana, said this today while on ABS radio interview (88.5FM) anchored by Uche Nworah, MD/CEO of ABS, adding that the majority of the proposed 100 trainees will be female.

Obiageli, who is the first female pilot from Anambra state, is a native of Umudioka village in Neni town, Anaocha LGA, married to an Ondo man, also the first female to fly helicopter and aeroplane in Nigeria.

She also disclosed that the company, Girls Can Fly initiative mentors young women enable them to fly as a profession and thanked His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state for partnering with her NGO to give young females from Anambra state career in piloting.

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