17th September, 2010
Air Nigeria has disclosed that it is collaborating with the African Union Congress, AUC, inÂ promoting peace in Africa and creating awareness for 21 September known as the Peace Day onÂ the continent.
The airline said it is supporting the African Peace Day by creating awareness at airportsÂ across its route network and making onboard announcements in all flights in the week leadingÂ to the event. Air Nigeria will also be providing the travel needs of some of the delegates.
African Heads of State and Government had in 2009 declared 2010 as the Year of Peace andÂ Security, setting aside 21 September as the Peace Day to push for non-violence across theÂ continent. A cease-fire is expected to be observed in all conflict zones on that day.
The cessation of hostilities on 21 September will enable people in conflict zones receiveÂ vital food, water, mosquito nets and other emergency supplies thereby providing a veryÂ strong impetus for the promotion of sustainable peace in the continent.
While announcing Air Nigeriaâ€™s partnership with the African Union Congress, its Chairman,Â Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim prayed that the implementation of the noble initiatives of the AUCÂ would help bring peace to the African continent, especially as the nations unite to observeÂ September 21 as Peace Day.