Sunday Aborisade in Abuja
The Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Phillip Aduda, has promised residents of Abuja that he would complete all the constituency projects he started in various districts of the Federal Capital Territory before the end of the 9th National Assembly in June.
Aduda, who is representing the FCT at the Nationl Assembly, made the pledge while inspecting his constituency projects in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Bwari Area Councils on Friday and Saturday.
In AMAC, series of road projects with drainages, medical centres, schools renovation and sports centres built in Jikoyi and Nyanya for talent discovery, were inspected.
Other projects he inspected included the six kilometre Global Suite Road in Sabon Gari Area of Bwari, which was awarded at a cost of N1.4 billion and network of roads within the Nyanya area of the FCT, also awarded at a cost of N1.4 billion.
He also inspected the 1.5 kilometre Government Secondary School Road with street lights in Kuduru.
The senator was also at the multipurpose Town Hall situated in Kuduru ward in the Bwari Area Council; the 2.2 kilometre internal road project in Gbazango, Kubwa ward and the Byhazin/Across Road in Bwari Area Council, which had been in deplorable conditions for many years.
Aduda told journalists that he did all the projects for posterity when asked why he did not showcase them for the Abuja residents before the National Assembly election which he lost to Mrs. Ireti Kingibe of the Labour Party.
He, however, said that the essence of his projects inspection tour was to correct the wrong impression being created in some quarters that he neither executed nor facilitated any projects to Abuja since he had been representing the FCT at the National Assembly.
He said: “I want to be remembered for being very modest about some of my achievements in infrastructural development.
“I have also realised that sometime, if you don’t say what you are doing people will wonder what you have done and people will wonder and people will not know except the immediate benefiting communities.
“What I have done is to take journalists round the projects which I have done within the past few years because some people are asking what I had done for the FCT in the past 20 years.”