Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has been listed among 100 “most remarkable and impactful entrepreneurs in Nigeria” in 2016/2017.
The list compiled by the Nigeria and Entrepreneurship Summit Honors (NESH) comprised the names of 100 Nigerians positively impacting the country’s economy in their different spheres of operation.
Onyema was, however, the only entrepreneur honoured in the aviation sector, where he has made huge investments providing thousands of direct and indirect jobs for Nigerians and expatriates.
With a fleet size of 24 aircraft, Air Peace currently operates into 10 domestic destinations in Nigeria and one in Accra, Ghana.
The carrier, which plans to expand its route network to cover Kano, Abuja-Uyo, Freetown, Banjul and Dakar in December, says it is on a mission to create employment for thousands of Nigerians and make air connectivity seamless on the domestic routes, the West Coast of Africa and international destinations, including Dubai, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
Speaking at the 2017 NESH Annual Gala Dinner, Founder of the group, Mr. Emeka Ugwu-Oju praised the honourees for working tirelessly to lift and sustain the nation’s economy.
The vision of NESH, he said, was to “stimulate sustained growth of the Nigerian economy by promoting entrepreneurship.”
He added: “Today’s event is taking place at a momentous crossroads in Nigeria. For sure, the economy is not out of the woods. Yet, in spite of the vibrant exchanges between the government and the opposition, the good news is that Nigeria remains a good destination for investment and entrepreneurial effort.”