Northern Nigeria Gets First Female General
Jamila Malafa from the Northern part of Nigeria became the first female Military officer. The rank is said to be equivalent to the rank of a brigadier general in Nigerian Army. The event took place in Abuja.
Speaking at the ceremony, Malafa said the promotion will inspire her to be loyal and more dedicated to her work. Joyfully, she said : ”I am the first female of northern extraction to be promoted to the rank of a General in the Nigerian Navy.”
Henry Babalola, chief of policy and plans (COPP) while speaking at the event encouraged women to give their best in anything they are doing.
He said: “there were a few women who had achieved such height in the nation’s armed forces, her success was as a result of training exposures afforded her by the Nigerian Navy.”