As part of Al Jazeera's My Nigeria documentary series (read more here), Sandra Aguebor, who hails from Benin City is the first female mechanic in Nigeria and the founder of the Lady Mechanic; an initiative where they train females through workshops with a sole purpose of women empowerment.
Her Nigeria is the giant of Africa, where women do male dominated professions. Her Nigeria makes decisions for Africa, her Nigeria is a good Nigeria. Her Nigerian women are strong women.
She shares her story about being in a male dominated industry and her day-to-day running of business. She has been a mechanic for 30 years. They work with school dropouts, married women, ex-commercial sex workers and focus on the poor.
Gone are the days when women's roles revolved around the kitchen. The likes of Aguebor defy such stereotypes. Way to go Lady Mechanic!
Watch her story below:
Source: Al Jazeera