The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema, has refuted the claim in some quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari does not like Igbo people.
Onyema, while airing his views on the Nigerian aviation sector in an interview with Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) on Saturday, said he has benefitted hugely from the current administration even without being a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“I thank God for our President, Muhammadu Buhari, it is very untrue that he does not like the Igbo.
“Without me being a member of his party, or any party, I am a beneficiary of his support for indigenous businesses.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has given me destinations they have never given anybody, yet I am an Igbo man, from Anambra.
“I don’t know anybody, I don’t have any godfather, President Buhari through his minister, Hadi Sirika, has given me China, London, Portugal, the entire Europe, United States and India.
“He’s even given me Jedda, and I’m not a Muslim; the government has given me about twenty destinations to fly to.”
“The President wants equal economic development everywhere,” Onyema said.