First Lady Oluremi Tinubu Honors Nigeria’s First Female Sandhurst Graduate

On Monday, First Lady Oluremi Tinubu hosted 2nd Lt Oluchukwu Owowoh, the first female Nigerian graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom.

As reported by PUNCH in April, Owowoh, at the age of 24, joined 134 other Officer Cadets in London for the Sovereign’s Parade, marking the culmination of 44 weeks of rigorous training as part of Commissioning Course 232.

In a statement released on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the First Lady on Media, Kukoyi Busola, Mrs. Tinubu commended Owowoh for her exceptional performance and resilience throughout her training, hailing her as a shining example for Nigerian youths.

Mrs. Tinubu remarked, “Your determination and resilience are quite remarkable, and you are an inspiration to the youth of this country. As a woman, the first who has made a mark in a male-dominated field, I salute you. This is just the beginning. You are now a reference point for all Nigerian youths. If you remain focused and positive, you will…”

The First Lady also invited the wives of the Vice President, the Speaker, ministers, Service Chiefs, and members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to give a standing ovation to 2nd Lt. Owowoh.

According to the statement, Maj. Gen. OJ Ochai, the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, highlighted that Owowoh was the top performer among the 200 selected cadets from the NDA. She excelled in academics, military subjects, and physical fitness.


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