Meet Abiola Fatima Isa, first female Nigerian train driver

ABIOLA Fatima Isa is one of the few Nigerians and the first female to be trained as a train driver in China.

She received a-two-year training in China and also worked as a driver’s assistant for another two years in China.

Isa works for China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria and can drive different kinds of trains, including locomotive.



    She met President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday at the commissioning of Abuja light rail.


    President Buhari, commissioning the Abuja light rail on Thursday

    As part of the things she is interested in doing, Isa says: “I will love to teach a lot of people and put them through the same way I was trained”.

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    After the commissioning of the Abuja light rail, Isa while in transit with the dignitaries , had a long conversation with  President Buhari.

    With this feat, Abiola joins the league of Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, first Nigerian woman to drive a car and Chinyere Kalu, first female Nigerian commercial pilot.

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