… Calls on FG, private sector to support medalist
The Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, Congratulating Stephanie Ogechukwu Onusiriuka when the African junior gold medalist paid a visit the headquarters of Air Peace Limited on Monday
The Chairman of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema, has rewarded Stephanie Ogechukwu Onusiriuka, an 11-year-old Nigerian gymnast who recently clinched a Gold Medal at the Junior Olympics level of the African Club Championship in Pretoria, South Africa, with one million naira and free flights on all Air Peace destinations for trainings or competitions.
Onyema, who reputed for supporting Nigerian sports and athletes, on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the Air Peace headquarters in Lagos. congratulated Onusiriuka for making Nigeria proud at the continental competition.
He therefore called on the Federal Government to consider investing more in gymnastics while urging government and private sector to support the young gymnast in nurturing her talent and winning more laurels for the country.
AirPeace managing director in his word: “She should be a role-model for other children coming up. Instead of taking to the streets and engaging in all sorts of vices, she has set a good example for others to follow. So, Nigeria and the private sector too should endeavour to help her in whichever way they can.
“Air Peace has done its bit. And going forward, anywhere she has a programme, and Air Peace flies to that destination, we shall be flying her there free of charge. Any country she is going and Air Peace flies there, we will take her there free of charge for training and competition. We will also give her a token of one million naira to encourage her to continue doing more”, he stated.
Onusiriuka is a current National Champion who won 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze at the National Sports Festival in Edo State. A winner of the Most Outstanding Child Athlete at Nigeria @ 60, the 11-year-old girl also won a Gold Medal in South Africa and a Bronze at the Ilorin Youth Games, both in 2019.