Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has condoled with the Senator representing the FCT in the National Assembly, Senator Philip Aduda on the death of his Father, Rt. Rev. Tanimu Samari Aduda who died on Wednesday.
The honourable Minister, who was accompanied by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola during a condolence visit to the Senator’s residence in Abuja, said that the Aduda family name was an institution in the FCT due to the efforts of the late parents of the Senator.
He said, “Your family is now an institution in the FCT through the efforts of your parents of blessed memory. Your mother was always known and of course your father as well. Many of the people know the name without even knowing the face”.
The Minister, who also expressed appreciation to Senator Aduda, said the Senator had remained a brother to him since his appointment as the Minister of FCT.
Honourable Bello prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and pledged the participation of the Administration in the funeral of the late clergyman.
Senator Philip Aduda, in his own remark, expressed appreciation to the Minister for being one of the early callers to the family compound, stressing that the visit meant a lot to him and his family.
According to the lawmaker, “The FCT Minister is the father of the FCT, the Governor of the FCT and the one in charge of the FCT. So, his visit means a lot to all of us and for him to have visited us has made us to be excited because we, as a family in the FCT, take each other as one. So, we are indeed very grateful and very happy to have received him.”
Senator Aduda described his father as a wonderful disciplinarian who put his children on the path of righteousness and was responsible largely for their successes in life
Reports state that the late Rev. Aduda was the Anglican Bishop of the Gwagwalada Dioceses in Abuja.