Africa: Rotimi Adeoye, Nigerian pilot who is making the country proud


It is always a thing of pride when fellow countrymen make being a Nigerian a special thing. Seeing a fellow national achieving great things internationally makes you proud to flaunt your identity as a Nigerian. This is the story of Captain Rotimi Adeoye who flies the Airbus A350-900 XWB for Ethiopian Airlines.

A Nigerian identified as Frank Umole, who could not hide his joy when he learnt that Adeoye was the captain of the flight he boarded, took to social media to commend the captain for commanding the flight.

He tweeted: “…and on some days a Nigerian makes you so proud. I heard “Captain Rotimi” and a Nigerian voice going on to speak Aramaic! I hail Captain Rotimi Adeoye of Ethiopian Airlines… he sure commanded that flight.” Adeoye is said to be the world’s youngest Airbus A350 captain. He also flew for Arik Air and Air Peace.

In other news, breaking barriers and making a name in the world is what Nigerians do best. Nigeria is filled with talented people who do their best in their various fields in other to be known for their great achievement.

A Nigerian woman broke a barrier and paved the way for many Nigerian women in the aviation industry. The woman identified as Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo became the first female Nigerian pilot with Qatar Airways.

The woman, who now works for the state-owned national carrier of Qatar, had taken to her Facebook page to thank God for his mercy. She wrote: “It is the Lord’s doing and it’s marvelous in my sight.” On seeing her post, friends and family members on the platform also celebrated her for the great achievement. They also thank God for granting her the abilities to achieve it.




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