Tracka NG, a sub-division of BudgIT Nigeria, a tech-inclined civil society organisation, has accused Senator Philip Aduda, the lawmaker representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), of converting a public project in his constituency worth N225 million to his private property.
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In a post on Twitter on Saturday, Tracka – a platform which tracks the implementation of public projects across the country – alleged that Senator Aduda was aided in converting the Karu Town Hall project in the Karu area of the FCT by the Ministry of Water Resources.
The project, which commenced in 2016, has now been renamed as the Jummai Adum Youth in honour of the Aduda’s mother, the CSO claimed – attaching pictorial evidence of the senator’s mother picture engraved on the property.
Quoting various sources, Tracka stated that N100 million was spent for the construction of the town hall in 2016, N75 million for the furnishing and equipment of the structure in 2017 and N50 million for the construction of perimeter fencing, landscaping and provision of borehole for the town hall in 2019.
The CSO called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate the project.
Sen. Aduda aided by Min of Water Resources has converted a public project of N225M “mine.”
The Constituency Project – gulped N100m (2016) N75m (2017) & N50m (2019) – is now JUMMAI ADUM YOUTH CENTRE with engraved mother’s picture.
— TrackaNG (@TrackaNG) May 30, 2020
Senator Aduda nor the Ministry of Water Resources had yet to respond to the allegation as at the time of filing this report.