Aderonke Kale, The first female major-general in the Nigerian Army
A medical doctor is a pioneer in a field which, from time immemorial, has been traditionally reserved for men all over the world – the military profession. She not only ventured into this field, she also distinguished herself by rising to the top of the profession.
Her contributions, however, went beyond her activities in the army.
She was involved in many organisations that are relevant to the practice of her profession – such organisations as the Nigerian Medical Council, the West African College of Physicians, the Institute of Management Consultants, the Nigerian Medical Association, the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria, and the World Psychiatrists Association.
She also contributed to the development of medicine, the field of Psychiatry in particular, through participation at seminars nationally and internationally at which fora she highlighted, through her contributions, the peculiar circumstances of psychiatric and general medical practice particularly in Nigeria.