"I Wept When Returnees From South Africa Sang The National Anthem" - Air Peace Chief, Onyeama

Published 1 week ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 10:31 AM, 12/09/2019 (1 week ago)

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Allen Onyeama, chairman of Air Peace, says he wept when Nigerians who were returning from South Africa mobbed him and sang the country’s anthem.

Onyeama disclosed this while addressing the media shortly after 187 Nigerians touched down at Lagos after being evacuated from South Africa over xenophobic attacks.



In the wake of persistent attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners, the airline had offered free flights to those who sought to return.

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“I put together over N280 million in other to bring these people back, Air Peace decided to bring them free of charge, nobody paid us a dime, we decided to do it free of charge for our country and for our people,”
he said.

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“When I stepped inside the aircraft to welcome them, they mobbed me and started singing the Nigerian national anthem, there was nobody there singing about separation, they felt proud to be Nigerian, they rose in unison, that drew tears from me.”


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kp45 at 11:02 AM, 12/09/2019 (1 week ago)
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Living with failed government.
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Henrybobo at 11:49 AM, 12/09/2019 (1 week ago)
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Nice one
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fineboy77 at 12:11 PM, 12/09/2019 (1 week ago)
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great

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Wazubia at 02:37 PM, 12/09/2019 (1 week ago)
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21 GUN SALUTE TO YOUR..
GOOD JOB, YOUR THE MAN.
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Boi2Man at 04:31 PM, 12/09/2019 (1 week ago)
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It is time  we started building our society to compete with other countries of the world. Our  Africanness is our identity. If we allow ourselves to be manipulated and be used against ourselves by the so call super countries; Africans will one day destroy Africa and by Africans machinated by the apatheists . So this a call to all Africans wake up!!!  Wake up Nigeria, wake up South Africa, wake up Egypt, wake up Ethiopia. Calling you Africans from Cairo to Cape Town and from Djibouti to Dakar wake up to the clarion call!!, 
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rainbowlove at 07:14 PM, 12/09/2019 (1 week ago)
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MAY GOD BLESS YOU SIR FOR YOUR GOOD DEED,THANK YOU SIR!
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