The Nigerian Air force has today announced the burial date of Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot who died on the 14th of July. The set date is slated for 23, July 2020 in full military honours.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff in Abuja had welcomed some members of the Federal Executive Council as well as members of the National Assembly who had paid him a visit at the NAF Headquarters on Thursday to condole with him over the officer’s death.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said,
“The remains of late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, NAF’s first combat helicopter pilot who died on July 14 will be laid to rest with full military honours at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja on July 23.
“Meanwhile, a condolence visit to the Arotile Family in Lokoja by a high-powered delegation, composed of the CAS, Honourable Minister of Women Affairs as well as the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Air Force, has been scheduled to hold on a date before the burial.”