Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hairman of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema, says the Nigerian military has made sacrifices to keep the country united and defend its territory.

He also said the airline is working  on specifics  to offer  rebates for military on flight tickets  for both serving and retired officers.

Onyema said these on Thursday, September 28, 2023, while being conferred with a Doctorate.

He was conferred Doctor of Management Science Degree by the Nigerian Defence Academy, at its 33rd Convocation Ceremony in Kaduna.

The Air Peace boss described the Nigerian military as one of the best in the world.

He charged the new graduands to deploy their acquired skills and knowledge to defend the country and contribute to its development. 

Onyema said: “I have to say it categorically that despite the challenges, the Nigerian military still remains one of the best in the world. 

“You have to consider what they go through and the circumstances in which they operate.

“You have to consider the stigmatisation of Nigeria and that makes it impossible for the government to access the right military equipment.

“They face all manner of adversity. They are fighting on all fronts- both territorial borders and in confronting the rising insecurity in the country. 

“These are the people making the sacrifices for the security of our nation.

Rebate for military:

“When we started Air Peace in 2014, I announced that officers of the Nigerian military- serving and retired- should be flying at 10,000 naira then. 

“In 2022, we also introduced a priority boarding policy for military officers to honour them. For all they are doing for the country, we need to motivate them. 

“We also have decided to offer the military rebate on flight tickets and the specifics will be announced soon for both serving and retired officers. 

“We’ll also work with this institution. I’ll discuss with the commandant and his executives to see what I can do for this institution”. 

Onyema stressed the need to embrace broad nationalism and  be proud Nigerians instead of talking about their ethnicities. 

“The earlier we fight for each other, the better for us.  We want a situation where you profess the unity of the country in truth and in practice. It’s  very important”.

 

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