What we spent to airlift Nigerians from South Africa – Air Peace chairman tells Reps

Allen Onyeama, the chairman of Air Peace, has revealed that he paid a high price in airlifting Nigerians from South Africa after they suffered xenophobic attacks.

Onyeama made this known while addressing members of the Federal House of Representatives on Wednesday.

“I did not do it spontaneously nor did I do it for publicity, I had to mortgage my landing right in south Africa, because I just got the landing right before the crisis.

“I did not give a damn, I never did, because I know that I will not go to heaven with any dime,” he said.

He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa for their mature conduct over the xenophobic attacks.

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“I commend the President and commander in Chief, Muhammadu Buhari for the mature way he handled the issue of xenophobia in South Africa. In the face of very annoying provocation, our president showed maturity.

“I would not have been able to do this if the federal government did not allow me or assemble those people for me to evacuate,” he said.

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