Major Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has honoured the Nigerian Military personnel both serving and retired, with a Priority Boarding Policy to appreciate and recognise their patriotic efforts and the huge sacrifices they make for the country.
This was revealed in a press release issued by the Air Peace Chief Executive Officer, Allen Onyema on Thursday.
The statement said that the airline holds in high regard “the indispensable contributions of the military in securing Nigeria and defending its territory from external aggression, stressing that the uniformed men and women put their lives on the line in the course of defending the state and its interests against external armed threats.”
Onyema said that the new policy of boarding military personnel first before other passengers began on 12 January, 2022, and had become a permanent practice in all Air Peace stations.
“This Priority Boarding Policy we are introducing is our own way of appreciating and recognising the noble and patriotic efforts of the officers and men of Nigeria’s Armed Forces, for the risks they take and all the sacrifices they make in defending the territorial integrity of this country. Our ground staff has also been enjoined to appreciate them,” he said.
Onyema urged other passengers to understand and cooperate with the airline’s ground personnel to ensure a seamless implementation of the new policy. He further called on other applicable businesses to adopt a similar policy in honour of the Nigerian military.