Dana Air has been named the official airline of the maiden edition of the Coalition of Wives of Presidents and Vice Presidents in Africa for Peace (COWAP) summit for peace and development.
The summit, which is scheduled to hold from 21st to 22nd of April at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, has the theme: ‘African Women Summit for Peace and Development in Africa’.
Manager, Media and Communication of the airline, Kingsley Ezenwa, who disclosed this to The Tide in a statement Tuesday, said the coalition is a project put together by the Engage, Empower, Educate Initiative an NGO which aims to harness the enormous capacity and goodwill of both sitting and past wives of Presidents and Vice Presidents in Africa towards four thematic points.
According to him, the points align with the Sustainable Development Goals; peace in Africa, girl-child education, ending hunger and poverty in Nigeria.
Speaking further on the choice of Dana Air as the official airline of the summit, Ezenwa said they are proud to have been selected as the official airline of such a huge summit coming up this month in Abuja.
“This is a testament to the fact that Africa appreciates and understands our efforts towards strategically connecting Nigerian cities to Africa, and providing safe, reliable and affordable air transport.
“We welcome this rare opportunity to showcase our award-winning service to all the delegates at large”, he stated.
Also speaking on the initiative, the project head, Meshack Kalada Belema said, “We are working in tandem with seven pillars of African Union’s Agenda 2063. We believe that Africa will be developed by Africans and this coalition will serve as critical player in the development.
“We are working with airlines that are committed to the African dream with their developmental activities and have distinguished themselves over the years like Dana Air and Ethiopian Airline and will work towards the success of the summit which is expected to draw over 3000 participants from African countries under the umbrella of African union”, he said.
As official airline, Dana shall provide all delegates to the summit with very convenient fares and also fly and provide logistic supports to the organising committee, the statement posited.