I’m A Beneficiary of Buhari’s Kindness To Igbo People -Air Peace Boss
- Says President Doesn’t Hate Them
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema, says it is untrue to say that President Muhammadu Buhari does not like Igbo people.
Onyema defended his viewpoint on Saturday on the grounds that his airline had hugely benefited from the current administration.
“I thank God for our President, Muhammadu Buhari, it is very untrue that he does not like the Igbo.
“Without me being a member of his party, or any party, I am a beneficiary of his support for indigenous businesses.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has given me destinations they have never given anybody, yet I am an Igbo man, from Anambra, ” Onyema said on an interview with Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS).
Furthermore, he stressed that people should not read negative meanings to the good works of the Buhari administration.
“I don’t know anybody, I don’t have any godfather, President Buhari through his minister, Hadi Sirika, has given me China, London, Portugal, the entire Europe, United States and India.
“He’s even given me Jedda, and I’m not a Muslim; the government has given me about twenty destinations to fly to.”
He added that ” the President wants equal economic development everywhere.”
Also, he lauded the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, for the massive cargo airport project going on at Umuleri.
He said that the project, upon completion, would open up the state and the country at large to greater economic opportunities and real-time development.
“Yesterday, I was privileged to have visited the airport complex with the governor and others.
“What I saw yesterday was marvelling, I felt proud to be called an Anambra son.
“I never knew that level of work have been put in there.
“Every infrastructure that will make an airport an airport of international standard is there,” he said.
He added that “aviation is a catalyst for economic development.
“If that airport comes on stream, thousands, tens of thousands jobs, will be created.”
He further said that he was optimistic that the President would give his approval for the airport to assume full international status.