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Air Peace Chairman Buries Father In Grand Style (Photos)

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The Chairman of Airpeace Airline, Barrister Allen Onyema has finally buried his father Pa Micheal Onyema.

Late Pa Micheal Onyema who died in March at aged 86 following a brief illness was buried at Mbosi Town in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Pa. Onyema, was Nze Onyebuchi of Mbosi.

Allen Onyema describes his late father as a man of “impeccable integrity; a highly dedicated Nigerian and above all, God-fearing.”

The burial ceremonies kicked-off with a wake-keep on Thursday, while church mass takes place at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Mbosi on Friday (today), just as the Interment follows immediately.

The service song was attended by many dignitaries including a former Governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi.

The deceased was a devout Catholic and community leader, and was also the head of the Onyema family of Mbosi.

The second son and last surviving child of the late Mr. Alfred Onyema, Chief Onyema was a valuable member of the Mbosi Traditional Council and an Ichie in the king’s cabinet.

Chief Onyema was famous for his tireless sacrificial community service, according to the town’s residents, as they said he was the motivator behind several corporate social responsibility projects undertaken by Air Peace in different areas of Nigeria.

Chief Onyema was also credited with the mass employment of Nigerians without discrimination on ethnic or religious basis.

After losing his wife, Mrs. Helen Ekwusi Onyema at a young age, Chief Onyema shouldered the huge responsibility of catering for the upbringing of his young children alone.

The Air Peace Chairman described Pa Onyema as his best friend and “a man who loathed dishonesty”. He added: “A very open-minded and passionately detribalised Nigerian, he encouraged and supported his children to see every Nigerian as one.

“He was a natural activist, speaking up against injustice and man’s inhumanity to man, an attribute he bestowed on his son, Allen Onyema”.

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