By Jude Atupulazi
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP in the last presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, has commended the Chief Executive Officer of Peace International, Barr. Allen Onyema, and his team, on the commencement of their international flight.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on his feeling about the development, Obi said it was a major move towards economic resurgence of Nigeria.
Analyzing the implication of this move, which he called an inaugural flight into the world, Obi said it would be of immense economic boost to the country through massive employment and earning of foreign exchange, while encouraging competitive pricing and ready availability of flights.
On the imperative for support to the Airline by Nigerians, Obi, citing examples with the over 95% patronage the people of Rwanda, Ethiopia and most countries gave to their International Airlines, Obi said he was confident Nigerians would patronize Air Peace and see it as their own.
His words: ‘Air Peace deserves every support from patriotism point of view and, most importantly, because they have proved their professionalism in service delivery and other aspects of airline management.’
Following the international license granted the airline, it commenced flights to one of the routes, Dubai, July 4; with flights to other routes expected to follow later.