The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has expressed appreciation to the chairman/chief executive officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema for his contributions to the economic development and peace of the Southwest and Nigeria in general.
In a message to the airline chief during a visit to airline’s head office in Lagos, the monarch also said the Yoruba “are deeply appreciative of his (Onyema’s) role in the development of their land.”
The Ojaja 11, who was represented by two of his cultural ambassadors, Mr. Alfred Oladotun Taylor and Ms. Moroun Ranti Ashabi, presented prized Ife artwork and other special gifts to the Air Peace boss as a “sign of my heartfelt appreciation of your person and your contributions to the throne of Oduduwa.”
They explained that the “artwork signifies the depth of the Ooni’s recognition of the Air Peace boss’ contributions to the development of the Yoruba nation” and went further to describe the gift as “one of the most prized assets of Ife.”
Responding, Onyema said the Ooni’s honour “is a challenge to continue to work for the development and peace of the Yoruba nation and the country as a whole.
He expressed gratitude to the Ife monarch for recognising excellence beyond ethnic considerations and urged Nigerians to emulate the Ooni’s example to guarantee the oneness, peace and development of the country.
Onyema also said the airline was established to create massive job opportunities, seamlessly connect business and leisure travellers to their destinations and ensure that the country was adequately represented in the global aviation community.