‘Act of altruism’ — Peter Obi hails Onyema for offering to evacuate Nigerians from Sudan


Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, has commended Allen Onyema, chairman of Air Peace, for offering to help evacuate Nigerians from Sudan.


Onyema had said his airline was willing to evacuate Nigerians stranded in the war-torn country free of charge.


In a statement on Tuesday, Obi described Onyema’s offer as an “act of altruism”.


He said such an act speaks to the need for Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper, irrespective of diversity.


“Thank you once again, for your patriotism and for helping our nation in its time of difficulty. Your consistent efforts in promoting national interest and cohesion are exemplary,” Obi said.


“Such selflessness speaks to the need for our greater unity and being our brother’s keeper irrespective of tribe and religion and in spite of our diversity.


“May your various noble gestures, serve as instructive lessons to our people, that acts of nation-building by patriotic citizens come in different strands.


 “Those who can make meaningful contributions must be ready to do so selflessly. God bless you and God bless Nigeria.”


The federal government had said the evacuation of Nigerian students in the country would begin on Tuesday.


Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said the government had asked for a safe corridor for the evacuation.

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