PERSECUTING IGBO BUSINESSES IN THIS EVIL FOREST - A Case of the Owner of Peace Air over Ethiopian Airline Crash that has no business with him.
People should stop thinking about where I come from and stop treating me as “this Igbo man”.
Have they bothered to ask that if this man should shut down Air Peace tomorrow what would become of the fate of Nigeria at large?
You cannot just pick up an aircraft immediately because it’s not like a car. To set up an airline is not easy. Something happened with Ethiopian Air and Air Peace is suffering it in Nigeria. What is our own business there? Initially, they said they were using old planes; those aircraft are junks, etc. When we bought new ones, they said our aircraft is unsafe and they are now calling for my head, as if the incident happened to Air Peace. Deliberate falsehood, some of them even said we have four of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in our operations. We don’t have 737 Max 8 in our fleet. Last year, we ordered for 10 of it and we should be applauded for buying 10 brand new planes. However, our order can only be actualised in about four years time, not now. We don’t have Max 8 aircraft in Air Peace. So why are they trying to de-market us?
More worrying is the ethnic angle, with them saying;”greedy Ibo man. He bought dangerous aircraft to kill Nigerians and has refused to send the planes back”.
Meanwhile, we don’t have such planes. We are becoming a wicked county where success is not appreciated.
~Mr Allen Onyema, a lawyer, is the chairman of Air Peace