Aviation experts are calling on governments to put in place more initiatives to encourage full women participation in the Nigeria’s aviation sector.
Stakeholders said this at a meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to encourage young girls to work towards building a career in the Aviation and Aerospace industry.
Until the 1970s, aviation had been a traditionally male occupation but the past decades have seen more women participation in the aviation value chain.
This program organized for young school girls in Ibadan provides an avenue for networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women to embrace aviation and the aerospace industry.
Organizers also seek to promote more public understanding of notable women in the aviation industry, help young girls to consider a career in the sector as well as break cultural stereotypes about gender issues in the profession.
About 100 young school girls were tutored on the diverse opportunities that exist in the aviation industry. Some of them shared their experiences during the sensitization program.
Experts here say women who possess the same skills, expertise and experience are offered the same opportunities and wages in the aviation industry like their male counterparts so as to encourage gender diversity in the sector.
Christiana Atere- Chairperson, Nigeria Women in Aviation, Oyo State, Chapter
Sheriff Hamzat, – Guest Speaker
Babalola Ayoola – Guest Speaker
Ann Ham – Participant
Boluwatife Oni- Participant