The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace airline, Allen Onyema received a standing ovation on Wednesday from members of the House of Representatives.
The lawmakers had invited Onyema to honour him for offering free services bringing Nigerian citizens fixed up in the xenophobic attacks in South Africa back home.
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, shortly after saying the opening prayers, asked that the Order Paper be temporarily suspended to allow the lawmakers to receive Onyema for identification.
He said the act was a rare show of patriotism that ought to be celebrated.
“We hereby commend Mr Allen Onyeama and commend him to the federal government for higher honours in Nigeria,” the Speaker said.
he seized the chance to call for unity across the country
The spokesman also went to his official twitter handle @Femigbaja to give details of his meeting with the airline boss.
“I just met with Mr. Allen Onyema the CEO of Aipeace, we owe him gratitude for flying Nigerians stranded in South Africa back home at no cost, his benevolence will not be forgotten. Join me in thanking him,”