In a bid to promote women empowerment in Nigeria, a privately operated airline, Aero Contractors, on Saturday in Lagos promised to assist Women in Aviation (WIA),? a group of professionals in the aviation sector.
?The airline’s Managing Director, Capt. Akin George, who made the promise, said the gesture was aimed at ensuring the development of women as professionals in the industry.
“Aero Contractors is committed to assisting women in the industry.
“The airline has appointed women in key positions as pilots, engineers, head of security department, among others.
“It is a proof of our commitment to empower them,’’ he said in a statement e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
George expressed satisfaction with the competence of women and their role in the industry.
“The women in the various aviation positions can compete favourably with their male counterparts in any part of the world,’’ he said.
George promised that the airline would assist the women in hosting their conference this year.
NAN reports that an all-female crew of Aero Contractors had in 2009 flown the airline’s aircraft, the first in Nigeria.?