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Remi Tinubu hosts first Nigerian female British military academy graduate


The First Lady of Nigeria, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has showered praise on Second Lt. Oluchukwu Owowoh for achieving the remarkable feat of becoming the first Nigerian female cadet to graduate from the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, United Kingdom.

During a reception at the State House, Mrs. Tinubu lauded Owowoh’s exceptional accomplishment, describing it as both outstanding and divine.

“Your story is one of aspiration, resilience, and determination. It’s truly divine; it’s not merely about your hard work but about God selecting you for a purpose,” the First Lady remarked.

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She continued, expressing her belief in Owowoh’s continued success and emphasizing the importance of celebrating such achievements. “I pray that goodness and mercy will continue to follow you. The nation will continually celebrate you because of what you have done.”

Mrs. Tinubu also commended the Nigerian Army for providing opportunities for female officers to excel. “I want to thank the Nigerian Army for giving you that opportunity, for recognizing that this is your time, and you did not disappoint them.”

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Furthermore, she encouraged Nigerian youth to emulate Owowoh’s resilience and advised them against engaging in destructive behavior. “You have become a reference, and I pray that God will teach you every step of the way, how to behave, and you will bring joy to your generation and generations unborn.”

In response to Owowoh’s achievements, Mrs. Tinubu recommended her for a national award and urged her superiors to support her in becoming a youth advocate.

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Meanwhile, Maj.-Gen. John Ochia, the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), highlighted the significance of Owowoh’s graduation. He emphasized her outstanding performance, surpassing over 200 male cadet officers during her training at RMA.

Owowoh, in her gratitude, expressed her commitment to serving Nigeria diligently. “I feel honored, I am overwhelmed because this does not come like an everyday breakfast. It comes due to my hard work, dedication, God’s grace, and mentorship from my officers and my parent’s advice,” she said.