Ukpono Anietie, PH
Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, has once again demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the well-being of Nigerians by offering to use his commercial jet to freely evacuate stranded Nigerians from war-torn Sudan.
The move comes on the heels of a call by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for the Federal Government to rescue Nigerians trapped in the country.
The raging war between two major military factions have left many Nigerians stranded in the country, and the NLC has deemed the government’s excuse for not evacuating its citizens from the country as unacceptable.
In a statement signed by the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, the congress criticized federal government’s inaction, stressing that it is putting the lives of Nigerians at risk.
In response to the call for help, the Air Peace boss expressed his commitment to the safety of Nigerians, stating that he is compelled to help because Nigeria cannot afford to lose her citizens in the conflict.
Allen Onyema stated, “I am compelled to help because Nigeria cannot afford to lose her citizens in that country. It would be my own commitment to making sure that the stranded Nigerians in the war-torn country are safe.
“Everything must not be left for the government alone, especially as the situation calls for urgency and immediate action.
“We are very ready to do it immediately. No time wasting. Any action that would promote national pride, national cohesion, peace, and unity, we are for it.
“Again, we have no apologies for believing in our nation and loving the nation despite certain national challenges.”
This is not the first time Air Peace is using its commercial jet to evaluate Nigerians from a conflict region.
He also offered his jet when Nigerians were trapped in Ukraine when the Russian-Ukraine conflict started.
Onyema’s gesture has been lauded by Nigerians, with many commending his selflessness and patriotism.