Air Peace Chairman Preaches Peace As Airline Wins 2nd Award in Three Months

The Chairman/CEO, Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema says “the present predicament in Nigeria cannot be solved by force but by reconciliatory moves, just as it was done in the Niger Delta. I do not mind if amnesty is given to Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu, and the other people, the bandits. This will usher another era in this country”.
Onyema spoke while receiving the Exceptional Philanthropist of the Year Award at the Sun Awards 2020 which took place at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on October 16, 2021.
He urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country, adding that the recent Air Peace sponsorship of the National Teams in a 300-million-naira deal, was to restore national hope in Nigerian football which has proved to be a unifying medium.
The prestigious award, according to the Sun Newspaper, is in recognition of Onyema’s exceptional philanthropy, peacemaking efforts, diplomacy and reconciliation. Described as the ‘patriot with the air of peace’, Onyema, amidst an array of acts of big heart, inked his name indelibly, with the magnanimous and historic airlift of Nigerians stranded in the wake of the xenophobic onslaughts in South Africa.
In his award acceptance speech, the nationalist thanked Nigerians and dedicated the award to God who enables his philanthropy and other social impact initiatives. “I want to thank Nigerians and I dedicate this award to God Almighty who gave me the heart, courage and strength to do the things that myself and my wife do.” he said, adding that there were issues in Nigeria but with love and respect, they could be addressed.
Meanwhile, Air Peace has been recognized with the Distinguished Safety Performance Award by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, in Kaduna on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
The award presented by the Kaduna Airport Manager and Chairperson, Airport Safety Committee, Kaduna International Airport, Mrs Amina Ozi-Salami (DGM), is in recognition of Air Peace’s consistent commitment to safety with records of zero accident/serious incident at the Kaduna International Airport.

In a reaction, the Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, expressed gratitude to the airport authorities for the award, adding that it further accentuates the airline’s unwavering stance on 100 percent safety compliance in line with established global standards.
“We shall continue to ensure full adherence to all safety codes as required by the industry regulatory bodies while providing Nigerians with more seamless connectivity and more investment in brand new aircraft to offer them a superior travel experience”, Olisa stated.
It can be recalled that in August this year, Air Peace was also conferred with the Gold Standard Safety Award by the National Association of Aircraft and Pilots Engineers, NAAPE, for its safety record and safety system performance as well as outstanding investment in brand new aircraft and equipment.

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