Air Peace Boss Receives Agent of Positive Change Award
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has been recognised as an “Agent for Positive Change” at the Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards 2018. Speaking at the award ceremony in Abuja, President of the Nigeria Goodwill Awards, Mr. Chris Odey said the recognition was a reward for Onyema’s “positive contribution to humanity” and development of society. Receiving the award, Onyema said he was delighted that his contributions to Nigeria’s social and economic development as well as the well being of humanity were recognised. Onyema, who was represented by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, pledged to continue to work for the social and economic transformation of Nigeria.
Onyema is reputed for his peace advocacy and job creation projects on the platforms of The Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN) and Air Peace respectively. Air Peace which has grown to become the biggest carrier on the West Coast of Africa, currently employs thousands of Nigerians and other nationals. The carrier recently took delivery of two of four Boeing 777 aircraft it recently acquired for its long-haul flights to London, Houston, Mumbai, Dubai, Sharjah, Guangzhou-China and Johannesburg. Two weeks ago, the airline set another record in the aviation industry in West Africa when it ordered 10 brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from the American planemaker. The airline will on October 2 launch Yola-Owerri-Yola flights. On October 8, it will relaunch Lagos-Asaba-Lagos route which it suspended more than two years ago, as well as launch Abuja-Asaba-Abuja rotation.