Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) with the Chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, during the funeral service of late Chief Michael Onyema, father of Air Peace boss held at Ihiala Local Government Area Mbosi, Anambra State.
By Sunny A. David, Ihiala
The Chairman, Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema, has commended the Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for upgrade of Asaba Airport, saying he had taken it to international standard.
He gave the commendation at the requiem mass of his late father, Chief Michael Onyema, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mbosi, Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State.
The Air Peace boss said that Asaba Airport has been transformed and can now land a Boeing 777 aircraft.
He, therefore, called on Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to quickly give approval for triple 7 to land in Asaba airport and “see what Air Peace will do.”
The chairman also said that the management of airline was considering making Asaba Airport its operational base in view of its new standard.
Chief Onyema also used the occasion to call on Nigerians to show love to one another, observing that criminals could hide under any guise to commit crime.
Earlier in a sermon, Bishop Matthew Kukah of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto observed that “things are so difficult in this country” but expressed optimism that with collective commitment, the nation would be better.
“I am supremely optimistic about this country, because Nations are not built by human beings; they are built by God.
“As we continue in this turbulent country, we must know that God is in charge of the affairs of Nigeria and we should avoid the celebration of nepotism,” he stated.
The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese said that the Air Peace boss, who was burying his father, was a generous and detribalised Nigerian.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, his Edo counterpart, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra, top operators in the airline industry, among others, attended the funeral service.