Air Peace’s Heroism Proves Why Nigeria must Strongly Support Enterprise

Nigerians fleeing xenophobic attacks in South Africa sang Nigeria’s national anthem as they returned to the country. They were brought home for free by a private airline, Air Peace, which belongs to Chief Onyema. Meanwhile, praises for this act of kindness mostly went to the Nigerian government; a quite usual scenario. But the reality Nigerians will have to come to terms with, is that it is private businesspersons—like it is on this occasion—that makes a country great, not the government.

While the government is still struggling to revive the defunct Nigerian Airways, the privately-owned Air Peace is flying Nigerians to more than 30 destinations worldwide. The airline’s success is a testimony to the fact that individual citizens have the ability to do things that the government finds difficult.

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