Include FCT natives in your cabinet – Senator Aduda urges Tinubu
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The senate minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda, representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to as a matter of consideration include natives of the FCT in his cabinet.
Aduda, while speaking with newsmen during the valedictory season of the 9th senate of national assembly on Saturday, said as the 10th senate comes on board, there was the need for the present government and the senate to look at political and administrative structure for the people of the FCT.
“As the 10th senate comes on board, with this government, I will like to say that, there was one thing for me, legislation for the people of the FCT. And so I will urge the government and the 10th senate to look at the issues of political and administrative structures for the people of the FCT. And if possible, to look at the representation at the federal executive council,” he said.
He said carrying the people of the FCT along by the present administration is the only way to bring down incessant agitators by the people of the territory.
Aduda, however, appreciated the good people of the FCT for the confidence they have in him to represent them thrice at the senate, saying he had passed bills that will impact on the lives of people of the territory.
He said he has ensured he executed viable projects across the six area councils of the FCT especially in rural areas that has been impacting on the lives of the people.
“And if you listen to my speech, we have impacted positively on the lives of the good people of the FCT through execution of various constituency projects and so many empowerment programme for both men and women of the FCT, ” he said.
Our correspondent report that the 10th senate is expected to be inaugurated on Tuesday, even as Senator Aduda is at the election petition tribunal challenging the declaration of Hajiya Ireti Kingibe of the Labor Party (LP) by the INEC during the February 25, 2023 FCT senatorial election.