The House of Representative on Wednesday recommended the Chairman of Air Peace Airline, Allen Onyema for National Award for evacuating stranded Nigerians in South Africa during the xenophobic attacks .
This is sequel to a motion by Abdulrazak Namdas which was unanimously adopted at the plenary.
Moving the motion at a special session in honour of Onyema, Namdas said that the Air Peace boss evacuated Nigerians in danger in South Africa for free.
Namdas said that none of the affected Nigerians was directly related to Onyema saying that he acted purely on love for his compatriot.
The Deputy Minority Whip of the House, Nkiruka Onyejeocha thanked Onyema for restoring the dignity of Nigerians in South Africa.
The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila said that Onyema is one Nigerian that stood up in the face of xenophobic attacks to ensure that stranded Nigerians are reunited with their families.
He said that Onyema was one among many men who used his planes to bring back Nigerians facing eminent danger in South Africa.