Air Peace Chairman bags award, pledged to train 1,548 youths


Mr Allen Onyema, Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, got another reward for the role he played when Nigerians suffered xenophobic attacks in South Aafrica.
This is even as he, on Thursday in Lagos, said that he would train 1,548 youths on nonviolence and leadership skills.

Receiving an Award of “Ambassador of Change” given by the Centre of Change Initiatives, an NGO, the Air Peace boss said that the training would be given to two youths in each of the country’s 774 local government areas.

While calling for unity among all Nigerians, Onyema said nonviolence and leadership skills were veritable tools needed to counter the spate of violence and insecurity in the nation.

He recalled how he deployed nonviolence skills in the de-radicalisation of the Niger Delta militants, adding that he was ready to partner with nonviolence institutions in the Netherlands and the U. S. to train the youths.

According to him, the social media has been used negatively to fan the embers of ethnicity.

The Air Peace boss noted that the challenge of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa and the rescue efforts thereafter had shown that what unites us was greater than what divides us.