Many Nigerians of Igbo descent have showered praises on one of their own, Mr. Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace who funded the return of Nigerians from South Africa.
Following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians by South Africans, it became pertinent for them to return home.
According to reports, many had lost their source of livelihood and some their precious lives, and their safety in South Africa no longer guaranteed.
It, therefore, became a matter of urgency to come back home to start afresh.
Air Peace had volunteered to airlift these Nigerians, free of charge – an act that would cost the company millions of naira. This has endeared Mr. Onyema to hearts of Nigerians, and for the Igbos, it’s a moment to be proud.
What some said;
Mr Allen Onyeama CEO of Air Peace, an Igbo man from Mbosi in Anambra State, airlifting Nigerians in SA back home at no extra cost. What your government cannot do, Mr Allen Onyeama may your source never run dry. #igboamaka
— Dr Grand (@Poshfelly) September 12, 2019
Shout out to mr. Allen onyema chairman of air peace.Going out of his way and funding d flight to bring bck our brothers from SA We need more love. These are the real MVPs#saynotoxenophobia @Adacampbell @DrJoeAbah @OgbeniDipo
— yanga_trybe (@omarion_alexi) September 11, 2019
Never been on an Air peace plane before…have always used arik mana okwa ifuru from today henceforth…na Air peace get me and my family members
Mr allen onyema has a heart of gold and is a national treasure.
God bless Airpeace…God bless Mr Onyema…God bless the Igbo race.
— PapaAdanna (@AdannaPapa) September 12, 2019
So, amongst all the wealthy companies, churches and pastors in Nigeria, it was just Air Peace @flyairpeace that volunteered to help the SA returnees?
Unu di egwu!
— NgoziChukwuka (@VivienNgozika) September 12, 2019
Over 600 Nigerians are on their way frm SA. The 1st batch of d returnees just arrived Lagos this evening.The 2nd batch will be airlifted by tomorrow free of charge by Air Peace airline. One man voluntarily sent his aircraft to Johannesburg to bring our stranded citizensy back. pic.twitter.com/Rl0WXJSS6R
— Success Idowu (@idowu553) September 12, 2019