Government Secondary School (GSS) Kuje, Old Students Association, 2001 set, has donated food items to orphans and vulnerable women in Kuje Area Council to help cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown.
According to him, the association is saddled with the responsibility and passion to serve humanity, irrespective of religious background, gender, ethnicity and culture.
“In the midst of this COVID-19 outbreak, as people that grew up from this environment, that had our secondary school in this environment, we felt like giving back to the community, no matter how little it is.
“We are calling on not just the 2001 set, every other set in GSS Kuje, to emulate what we are doing no matter how little it is, it goes a long way to put a smile in the face of somebody.
“We might not know how this has gone in the life of these people, so we encourage everybody.
“I was made to understand that both the sitting and former Chairman of this Area Council finished from GSS Kuje.
“So, we encourage every set of GSS Kuje to do anything, no matter how little it is, to be able to affect the environment that once imparted us as students growing up in this place,” he said.
NAN reports that items distributed to the vulnerable women and the orphanage included rice, magi, salt, oil and spaghetti.
Ekene added that the association was available to always give back to the society, especially during emergencies as well as during health and humanitarian challenges in the country.
Allhaji Usman Yusuf, the District Head of Paseli Area, who received the palliatives on behalf of the vulnerable women, commended the association for helping to fight the pandemic and hunger.
He called on other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the association to help in cushioning the effects of the lockdown in the country.
“I thank the Old students Association for taking care of the old people in this COVID-19 Pandemic holidays that we are in.
In fact, thanks to the persons that initiated this palliative in Paseli community.
“As the leader of the community, I appreciate and I thank them for their meaningful organisation on this issue.
“We thank them for the little they have done for the vulnerable people in the society.
“God will help them in providing more, only the government cannot do all these things.
“If Non-governmental organisations will come together and assist as it happened today, I think the country will go well.
“We thank them and wish them safe journey to their destinations,” he said.
He, therefore, advised the beneficiaries to remain faithful and to put their trust in the unfailing love of God for sustenance and survival during this period.
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Donald Ugwu (NAN)