Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace, has called on Nigerians not to be discouraged by recent separationist events, insisting Nigerians are better off living as one, united nation.
Onyema gave the advice while addressing passengers onboard Flight 7120, operated by the airline’s Boeing 777, from Lagos to Abuja on Wednesday.
“Nigeria is for all of us and the bigger Nigeria is the best thing ever that can happen to us.
“We do not need to balkanise this country.
“Let us stop engaging in blame games, rather than engaging in the stigmatisation of ethnicities,” he said.
The airline boss told the passengers that the United States was a conglomeration of people from diverse nationalities, who worked together to build a great nation.
Onyema added that yet, when these people get the passport, they profess America.
“This country can be better than it is.”
He said it was not the fault of the government, but that “it is the collective efforts of all that could make it work, not just government alone”.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Onyema rescued Nigerians from South Africa during Xenophobia violence in 2019, by using his aircraft to airlift Nigerians back home, free. (NAN)