The Federal Government has been urged to make Air Peace Airline a National Carrier for its contributions to the transportation of stranded Nigerians in South Africa.
The advice was given by the Anambra State House of Assembly while also urging President Muhammadu Buhari to grant Chief Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace, a national honour because of his love and contribution to human development.
The motion was sponsored by Dr Pascal Agbodike (Ihiala Il), and supported by 28 others, which was unanimously adopted at the plenary.
Agbodike moving the motion at a special session in honour of Onyema said that Air Peace boss transported Nigerians in danger out of South Africa free of charge.
He described Onyema as: “a humble, non-tribalistic, generous, humanitarian and patriotic Nigerian who deserved to be recognised.
“It is on record that his airline is a reputable one, and has won awards such as 2019 Best Carrier in West Africa, 2019 Local Airline of the Year, and many others.
“Air Peace was also used, as a chattered flight to transport the victorious Super Eagles after successfully securing the third-place position in the just concluded 2019 AFCON hosted in Egypt.
“Onyema, through his NGO, Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria, was instrumental to the peaceful settlement between the Federal Government and the Niger Delta militants.
“In view of this act of national service and selflessness, Chief Onyema truly deserves a national honour,” he said.