The Nigerian military is one of the few militaries in Africa that opens up almost every role to men and women. Men and woman serve alongside each other, making an equal contribution to the Nigerian Air Force. In April 2012 the Nigerian Air Force produced the first female combat pilot in the sub-region, Flying Officer Blessing Liman.
The NAF is an essential pillar of Nigeria’s military power. The air support and transport services provided by this branch of the armed forces ranges from missions in Nigeria’s northeast to humanitarian efforts in West Africa. With an active duty force of 18,000, it represents one of Africa’s largest air force (in terms of personnel)
The fact that job roles in the NAF are open to women with equal pay to men reflects a modern Nigerian society committed to developing diverse and inclusive teams that contribute to Air Force capability. There are no restrictions on employment of females in the Air Force, including all pilot positions. The Nigerian Air Force vies with the SAAF (South African Air Force ) as the best trained and professional air force in Sub Sahara Africa.
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