Speaking during the commissioning of the project at the weekend, the IGP urged other well-to- do Nigerians to emulate Onyema’s generosity and effort to ensure security and peace in the country through his Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria, FEHN.
Meanwhile, Onyema has said he embarked on construction of the police station outside his Mbosi community because he was convinced that all Nigerians must support the Federal Government to set up a motivated, efficient and effective police force.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Sam Okaula, who represented the IGP at the commissioning, said: “Security is everybody’s business. We need to collaborate and cooperate. We need to synergise so that we can create an enabling environment for peace to reign.”
Government cannot do it all alone. Those God has blessed should contribute towards the establishment of the enabling environment for providing security for the people. And that is exactly what Onyema has done. I am overwhelmed that this is happening.
“The IGP has directed me to appreciate the role that Chief Onyema is playing in our society. The peace we are having through the Amnesty Programme was what Onyema did. We want to urge the sons and daughters of this great land to borrow a leaf from this wonderful man.
“He has touched so many lives across the length and breadth of this country. When he was to set up Air Peace, I was one of those who discouraged him because of what it takes to run an airline in this country, but he told me he loves to empower people and that he was not in it to make profit but to empower people and touch lives.”
Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Uli Police Station, CSP Odion Ekeinde also commended the Air Peace boss for heeding his call to build a befitting facility for the police to operate in the area. The DPO praised the donor’s father, Chief Michael Onyema for facilitating his access to the Air Peace boss and for visiting the site twice to inspect the project while under construction.
For his part, the Air Peace chairman said he was motivated to embark on the construction of the facility when he was told that security at the police station had become porous. Onyema said he was also responsible for the fencing of the police station about seven years ago.
He urged Nigerians to support the government in providing security in the country, insisting that police personnel were working under very difficult conditions.