The Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema , has urged Nigerians to drop their differences and unite to make the country realise its economic and political potential as a leading nation in Africa.
Onyema made the plea in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, to celebrate Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary.
He maintained that the nation was blessed with abundant human and material resources to lead Africa and be one of the outstanding nations in the world.
Onyema, however, challenged Nigerians to believe in themselves, pledging to continue to make Nigeria proud through exceptional domestic, regional and international flight services.
“As Nigeria celebrates her 57th independence anniversary, we urge Nigerians to unite to move the nation forward economically and politically.
“After 57 years of independence, Nigeria no longer has a valid excuse not to be great. God has blessed us with the human and material resources we need to be truly great.
“Time has come for us to let go of our ethnic differences, embrace peace and show a patriotic zeal to build our dear nation.
“To make our country great, we need to be resourceful and believe in ourselves. The solution to our challenges lie right inside of us, not in others elsewhere,’’ Onyema said.
According to him, despite the economic challenges in the country, many Nigerian companies have continued to acquit themselves creditably in their undertakings.
He said that in the airline industry, Air Peace has continued to show strength and make Nigeria proud with its exceptional air services.
“We recently embarked on a massive fleet expansion project in readiness for our inauguration of more routes in the West Coast of Africa and the commencement of our international flight operations.
“We will never fail Nigeria. We will continue to popularise and lift the name of Nigeria wherever we go and deliver the best flight experience to our esteemed guests,” he added.