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Published On: Fri, Sep 20th, 2019

Reps member asks colleagues to donate N100,000 each for South African returnees

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By Christiana Ekpa

A member representing Ibarra Central /North Federal Constituency of Oyo state, Hon. Ajibola Muraina on Thursday urged all the 360 members of the House of Representatives to support the cabin crew of Air Peace who work assiduously towards the evacuation of victims of xenophobic attacks who returned from South Africa with minimum donation of N100,000.
Hon. Muraina who gave the charge at a press briefing held in Abuja, also commended the exemplary leadership demonstrated by the Chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, who airlifted over 500 Nigerians from South Africa free of charge.
The lawmaker who expressed delight over Chief Onyema’s gesture, tasked members of the House of Representatives and other spirited Nigerians to emulate the kind gesture.
“Let us see this clarion call on all Nigerians of financial capacities all over the world to be selfless and be willing and ready at all times to assist our fellow countrymen on whatever is happening to them anywhere in the world.
“As a people, from this moment onwards, let us erase from our minds the idea that whatever problems are facing Nigerians all over the world should be left for the government alone to solve.
“I am also using this occasion to congratulate and appreciate my noble colleagues in parliament (Reps and Senate and even State Assemblies and Local Government Councils) for their exemplary demonstration of patriotism which culminated in the invitation of Chief Onyema to parliament to appreciate him at plenary.
“They know what to do and they did so well that they have even recommend Chief Onyema for a national award. Since the National Assembly has given the lead in appreciating the return of the spirit of selflessness, being our brother’s keepers and exhibiting milk of kindness, I humbly suggest that the National Assembly should demonstrate a further lead by example.

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