‘I Spent N280M To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa + Why I Cried’ – Air Peace CEO


I wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman

Allen Onyeama, chairman of Air Peace, says he wept when Nigerians who were returning from South Africa mobbed him and sang the country’s anthem.

Onyeama disclosed this while addressing the media shortly after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa over xenophobic attacks.

The airline had offered free flights to those who sought to return.

“I put together over N280 million in other to bring these people back, Air Peace decided to bring them free of charge, nobody paid us a dime, we decided to do it free of charge for our country and for our people.”

“When I stepped inside the aircraft to welcome them, they mobbed me and started singing the Nigerian national anthem, there was nobody there singing about separation, they felt proud to be Nigerian, they rose in unison, that drew tears from me.”

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  1. Thank you a lot sir for doing this God in heaven will reward you, your income will never go dry, your children children will see more favour on earth, peace as your air line name will be with you and your entire family. govt . politicians, senators, house of rep should take a look at this and learn to help Nigerians not your pocket

  2. For those that have conscience and heart, its worth crying over. Not to dem that value animals to human life’s. Hod bless onyeama and God bless our land.

  3. I too reading this, feels like crying . Sir, the Almighty God will bless you completely. I encourage all our wealthy men/ women in this country to learn from this man or join hands with him to actualize this mission.

  4. we love you thanks for all you have done God will provide for you, bless you all the days of your life and your children will also see the mercy of God in the land of the living, our leaders should learn from this great son of the soil, a true Nigerian, and example of peace according to his air line peace, this is the kind of people we should make our leader not corrupt politicians that are looking for over 3billion to get private cars .

  5. Comment: God bless you and will continue to bless you Mr Allen Onyema, you did something special. the politicians that like to divide us and demonize the Igbos for not voting Buhari have all hide their useless faces. the Tinubu them who has all the money in the whole world decided to sit back while our people perish. may God deliver this country from these evil politicians.

  6. Comment:For a second, that also drew a smile from me. Thanks CEO for your dedication and sacrifices for these Nigeians.

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