Dr. Mike Uyi, President General of Global Peace Movement International, UK (GPMI), has praised Allen Onyema, Chairman/CEO of Air Peace, for persevering and breaking new ground despite the downturn in Nigeria’s aviation sector and urged him to maintain the momentum.
In response to the state of the Nigerian economy at the time, Uyi made the commendation on Wednesday in London.
He insisted that several airlines in Nigeria have cut back on the number of bases from which they operate, which has resulted in a reduction in the number of employees.
“Allen Onyema is undoubtedly one of our generation’s greatest philanthropists. He has continued to work in the aviation sector despite suffering losses. He supports the idea of a bigger Nigeria.
“Allen Onyema is truly a great philanthropist of our time. He has maintained his services in the aviation industry, not minding even if he is losing. He believes in the feature of a greater Nigeria”.
“Some airlines in Nigeria have even shut down operations since the rise in aviation fuel, and the implication of that is that many Nigerians have lost their daily bread”.
Uyi noted that with the bold step to reposition the nation’s aviation industry, with the China flight, Air Peace, Nigeria can compete in the international, regional, and domestic air travel market.
He also said that with the increase in capacity, it is expected that Air Peace would open new frontiers, and new destinations both in Africa and beyond, and, in doing so, create more job opportunities for Nigerians.
“This is a significant step for an accomplished man whose visionary airline is already employing over 3000 Nigerians and turning their economic fortunes around,” Uyi said.