Peter Obi lauds Onyema for offering to evacuate Nigerians in Sudan
The Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi has thanked Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema for offering to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded in Sudan, for free.
Onyema, in a statement on Monday, said that the evacuation could only be possible if the Nigerian government can transport them to a safe and secure airport in any of the neighbouring North-East countries.
Obi appreciated the Air Peace boss for his “gracious act of altruism” in helping to airlift distressed Nigerians.
The former governor of Anambra state issued a statement via Twitter on Tuesday, saying the selflessness of Onyema speaks to the ”need for our greater unity and being our brother’s keeper.”
The LP flagbearer further prayed for his gestures to serve as instructive lessons to Nigerians.
Obi said; “My warmest felicitations and appreciation to the Chairman of AirPeace, Mr Allen Onyema @Ifeallenonyema, for his gracious act of altruism in helping with plans to airlift distressed and stranded Nigerians from war-torn Sudan.
Thank you once again, for your patriotism and for helping our nation in its time of difficulty. Your consistent efforts in promoting national interest and cohesion are exemplary.
Such selflessness speaks to the need for our greater unity and being our brother’s keeper irrespective of tribe and religion and in spite of our diversity.
May your various noble gestures, serve as instructive lessons to our people, that acts of nation-building by patriotic citizens come in different strands. Those who can make meaningful contributions must be ready to do so selflessly. God bless you and God bless Nigeria.”