A school in Abuja “La Petite Academy” on Thursday offered free lunch of jollof rice, chicken and drinks to around 1,500 Abuja residents.
The exercise named “Operation Free Lunch Abuja” which took place at Wuse 2 was part of community outreach by the Abuja-based creche and primary school.
Proprietress of the academy Akunna Nwamuo said La Petite Academy through the lunch was extending goodwill, love and help to those in need to help cushion the impact of recession on the residents.
“Most definitely it has to do with the economic situation in Nigeria right now,” Akunna said, adding “With what is happening in the country, obviously there’s need for such outreach.”
She said a lot of finance and volunteer work was put in to ensure the exercise was successful.
“Government can not do it alone. We have to try our best to extend a helping hand to those that may need it. In addition, the management of LPA are trying our best to instill a sense compassion and giving in our pupils,” she said.
“We are private citizens trying to do our own part in helping ‘thy neighbor’ and being our brothers keeper,” Akunna stated.
The outreach witnessed massive turn out of residents within and outside Wuse 2.
Some beneficiaries who spoke about the lunch, commended the academy for the kind gesture and called on other well meaning organisations to emulate La Petite Academy.
“I thank this people because this meal is my last hope today. I have not worked today and I don’t have any money yet but they have solved my food problem for today,” said Tajudeen Alabi, a mason.
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