Monday, June 14, 2021

Xenophobia: Reps honour Air Peace boss for evacuating Nigerians from South Africa


Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, on Wednesday appeared before the House of Representatives for honour over his philanthropic service of evacuating Nigerians under xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that when the House Chief Whip, Mohammed Monguno, ushered Mr Onyema into the chamber, several lawmakers approached him for embrace and hands shake.

Speaking shortly aftter opening prayers, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila asked that the Order Paper for Wednesday’s plenary be temporarily suspended to allow the lawmakers to receive Mr Onyema for recognition.

“This is one of our epic moments in the chambers,” Mr Gbajabiamila said.

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