After the Xenophobic attacks on foreigners (including Nigerians) in South Africa, Air Peace Airlines volunteered to airlift Nigerians living In South Africa back home. This was done at no cost to the passengers and was seen as a patriotic move by Air Peace Airlines Chairman, Dr Allen Onyema. The kind gesture did not go unnoticed as the Aladura Patriach, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has nominated Dr Onyema as Nigeria’s Man of the Year and has conferred on him the Award of Grand Commander Order of Aladura (GCOA). In a letter made available to Naija News and Events, Dr Agoro said the magnanimity of Dr Onyema has secured the lives of many Nigerians, who hitherto, were susceptible to xenophobic violence in South Africa. Below is a copy of the letter:
Barrister Dr. Allen Onyema, Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace Airline, 25 Sobo Arobiosu Street, GRA Ikeja Lagos
NOMINATION AS OUR “NIGERIA’S MAN OF THE YEAR 2019” & AN INTERNATIONAL MERIT AWARD AWARDEE “GRAND COMMANDER ORDER OF ALADURA (GCOA)”
Informed by your beyond the ordinary magnanimity spreading your AIR PEACE AIRLINE long span wings of love to bring back home to safety free of charge hundreds of fellow Nigerians from South Africa Xenophobic hopelessness and lives threatening disasters ; Please be hereby informed of our sense of thanks and gratitude nominating you as our ‘Nigeria’s Man of the year 2019’ and as well conferring on you an Aladura International award of “GRAND COMMANDER ORDER OF ALADURA (GCOA)”
Your official decoration the Almighty God in Christ Jesus willing will be formally done about January 25 2020
On behalf of my humble self and entire millions of Aladura Christians all over the world this is hereby saying Congratulations Sir!
His Divine Grace Aladura Patriarch Dr. Olapade Agoro