Owner of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has told of his past philanthropic gestures way back.
Onyema shot to fame after his airline rescued Nigerians stranded in South Africa during the recent xenophobic attack by airlifting them to Nigeria pro bono.
In an interview with Vanguard, the Warri-born billionaire recounted his philanthropic efforts including how he was involved in bringing relative peace to Niger Delta and as result improved the country’s economy.
“You will agree with me that I have done bigger things than this. Because I am not the press and media type people started knowing about Allen Onyema with Air Peace because airline brings you out to the fore. But you in particular know the things that I did in the past…
“I used to take ex-militants to South Africa to train and transform them. I single-handedly funded the training and transformation of thousands of people before the oil companies noticed what I was doing and started bankrolling me. I have paid my dues for this country selflessly,” he told the paper.