Chairman of Air Peace Limited, Chief Allen Onyema has emerged the winner of Frontline Media International’s Transparency Award. The lawyer, organisers of the award said, was honoured for “operating the best airline in Nigeria.”
Speaking at the award ceremony in Lagos State, Chairman of Frontline Media, Prof. Peter Ebigbo, said the Air Peace boss was endorsed for the award because of his insistence on transparency in running his organisation.
Despite the huge economic challenges facing the nation, he said, the airline had helped business people in the country save money by cutting the cost of air travel.
Peace Air, he said, had made it possible for Nigerians to travel to Germany, among other countries, without using foreign airlines.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that erratic power supply in Nigeria has weakened industrial growth and made latent the power of development inherent in Nigerians as well as chased away investors to neighbouring communities,” Ebigbo said.
Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, who received the award on behalf of Onyema, said the federal government had given the airline approval to make direct flights from the Enugu International Airport to other parts of the world, including China.
She said: “The airline has recently been designated on the international route by the Ministry of Transport and it is the first airline in Nigeria to be made a flag carrier