By Anthony Areh
Air Peace has clinched the Aviation Company of the Year Award at the prestigious Nigerian Business Leadership Awards (NBLA) 2020 organised by BusinessDay Newspaper.
The airline’s Spokesman, Stanley Olisa, said in a statement in Lagos on Sunday that Air Peace won the award based on its reputation.
Olisa said the Chairman/CEO, Mr Allen Onyema, also bagged the `Most Admired CEO of the Year’ under the Global Awards Category of the NBLA.
Receiving the awards on behalf of Onyema, the Ground Operations Manager, Mr Ayodeji Adeyemi, expressed gratitude to the organisers for finding Air Peace and its CEO worthy of recognition.
He emphasised that Air Peace would continue to ply Nigerian skies to greater heights by continually demonstrating excellence in the provision of best in-flight services.
Adeyemi said that Onyema’s visionary leadership and commitment to Nigeria’s development was not in doubt as he had exemplified these qualities on different occasions.
According to the organisers of the awards, the decision to nominate Air Peace for the “Aviation Company of the Year’’ award was informed by the airline’s track record as Nigeria’s leading aviation company.
“Air Peace has significantly contributed to shaping the future of the Nigerian aviation industry by driving excellent service delivery and supporting local capacity building.
The organisers also said that Onyema, an astute aviator, got the ‘Most Admired CEO of the Year’ award because he had won the admiration and affection of millions of Nigerians because of his sustained commitment to national development.
“The ‘Most Admired CEO of the Year’ award is a testament of Onyema’s image as the ideal model of a business leader,’’ it said.
The NBLA is held annually to identify and celebrate the best performing business leaders and businesses in Nigeria.