Sandra Aguebor

Sandra Aguebor is a Nigerian mechanic She is the first woman mechanic in Nigeria. She is also the founder of "Lady Mechanic Initiative” that trains sexually abused and underprivileged women to become mechanics and fend for themselves.  Speaking of gender inequality and male privilege, Aguebor explained that she had to put in five times more effort more than men to be taken seriously.

In 2015, she was the subject to a film, produced by Aljazeera, titled Sandra Aguebor: The Lady Mechanic, the film won awards at New York Film Festival.

She was nominated for the COWLSO award, an initiative established by Lagos State government in 1974 to honor individuals that have contributed to the "social welfare of the state".  She was presented the inspirational woman of the year award by Dolapo Osinbajo and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who noted that she used her "skills and talent to make a positive impact to the society in an area dominated by men". She was also given a national merit award by the federal government of Nigeria.

Speaking to Vanguard, at the graduation ceremony of 50 female mechanics, Aguebor disclosed that she has trained over 700 mechanics so far. She is married with children.