Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic was dragged into an exchange with a follower on Instagram over her condolence message to the family of the late Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot.

The actress had joined other social media users to send condolences to the late military officer’s family.

She wrote;

Gone to soon. Tolulope Arotile was our first female combat helicopter pilot. My condolences to her family and friends. May her soul Rest in Peace. Amen

A follower who commented on the post, said that high achievers like Arotile are never celebrated when they are alive.

The follower wrote;

We never celebrate them, when they are alive. The minute God calls them, they become news for every blog, gossip page, IG post etc. May her gentle soul rest in peace. But I think it’s about time, we discuss those Nigerians that have done a good job laying a foundation for themselves and celebrate them. It will motivate the younger generation.

Instead what the younger generation see more is celebrities flying high on Instagram and men turned women motivating ladies to sleep with older men for money. It is important before you show your success story, tell them the pain and sweat story. And the rejection and bad influence stories and how You survived it. All this has to stop….. Let’s fight the bad influence on the younger generation. What a beautiful young lady. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Rita Dominic in her reply to the follower, wrote ;

This is not the right place or time. This is the right place to talk specifically about the person for whom this page was created and that person is the Late T. Arotile

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