TO douse the recent frenzy that has prepared the media over the last week’s missed flight, management of Air Peace says it would meet with the Emir of Kano and the emirate, Aminu Ado Bayero, very soon to try to resolve the misunderstanding between the two.
Chairman, Air Peace, Barr. Allen Onyema, the made the statement recently regretting the altercations that arose from the missed flight.
He called on the public to desist from escalating the issue, assuring that the airline would resolve the issue amicably.
He said: “I don’t want to be used to heat up the polity.
I don’t want Air Peace to be a source of rancour in the country. Air Peace has always been known as an airline that was borne out of peace.
“I have been a very peaceful person and I have been pursuing tenets of peace all my life and I have been pursuing peace and unity of this country selflessly right from my teenage years.
“So, I cannot allow myself to be used or to be involved in anything that will tear the country apart.
“And the Emir of Kano I know is a peace loving man. I have always known him as a prince when the late father was still alive.
“I have paid homage to the father several times. He may not remember me, but when I bring pictures of me and his father and him also, he will realise that I have been paying homage to his father.
“I have always known him as a very quiet and unassuming person and nothing has changed.
I don’t think the Emir of Kano will want to be involved in what is happening and I can tell you he is a very respectable man.
“We are going to meet any day. He’s not a troublesome person and I am sure he will like to meet with me and I will also like to meet with him, too.
“There is nothing at stake, we are all one Nigeria. We don’t want people to capitalise on this to start fanning embers of disunity in the country. People should play it down; the media should play it down.
The fragile peace we have in this country should not be toyed with in any way. Air Peace will not allow itself to be a source of rancour in the country.”