The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA, Capt Fola Akinkuotu has commended the ingenuity of women engineers in the country in ensuring stability in the system.
He spoke at the investiture of Mrs Felicia Nnenna Agubata as the 15th president of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) where he described her as a woman of courage, patient and hardwork that has transformed the system in the engineering department of NAMA within her few years in the agency.
According to Akinkuotu, Agubata has remained persistent in her profession stressing that the sky will be her limit.
He expressed joy at seeing a woman excelling in the field dominated by male and assured the women engineers of the support of the management of NAMA stressing that in the days of his flying as a pilot that so many women trainee pilots were under him.
Akinkuotu commended the leadership and members of APWEN for the investiture of Agubata as their 15th president noting that it was an honour.
Agubata who acknowledged the challenges ahead especially the expectations from the engineering community and stakeholders, assured that there will be capacity and strength to mobilse necessary human and material resources to create value for the greatest good of the the society in line with the mission of APWEN.
While acknowledging the tough environment where women are regarded as the weaker sex, she vowed to remain focused as the profession does not recognize weaker sex.
She explained that all hands must be on deck to meet the evolving needs of the society and to i Agubata said APWEN will continue to encourage sound engineering practice and create avenue for women engineers to collaborate with professionals across all disciplines in the country and globally, adding that APWEN was launched in 1983 with current membership strength at 3000 registered female engineers.