Allen Onyeama, Chairman of Air Peace, says he cried when Nigerians returning from South Africa mobbed him and sang the national anthem.
Onyeama revealed it to the media shortly after the return of 187 Nigerians from South Africa due to xenophobic attacks.
The airline had offered free flights to those trying to return.
“I put together over N280 million in other to bring these people back, Air Peace decided to bring them free of charge, nobody paid us a dime, we decided to do it free of charge for our country and for our people.”
“When I stepped inside the aircraft to welcome them, they mobbed me and started singing the Nigerian national anthem, there was nobody there singing about separation, they felt proud to be Nigerian, they rose in unison, that drew tears from me.”
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