The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu has hailed the immense contribution of women engineers in the socio-economic development of the nation.
Akinkuotu, who made these remarks at the investiture ceremony of Mrs. Felicia Agubata, a staff of the NAMA at the 15thPresident of the Association of professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) in Lagos recently, noted that Nigeriaâ€™s history would be incomplete without the courage, doggedness and industry of women engineers who have made impressive and indelible contributions towards Nigeriaâ€™s technological advancement.
He commended Agubata for her â€œexcellence, professionalism, hard work, diligence and commitment to duties, particularly in the deployment of Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) which is working very well,â€ stressing that the â€œit is worthy of note that she has impacted the engineering department of the agency positively in various ways during the few years she has worked for the agency.â€
The NAMA boss said though the engineering sector is male-dominated, women like Agubata â€œhave made tremendous progress and impressive marks and given the enablement and encouragement, they will further enhance the system with their invaluable contributions.â€
He charged the newly inaugurated National Committee of APWEN to work assiduously towards upholding the ideals of the association by partnering with other organisations and groups towards making their tenure successful.