The Karu Gbagyi Development Association (KAGBADA) has debunked report by an online medium that the Community Town Hall bankrolled by Upper River Niger Basin Authority, was named after late Mrs Jummai Aduda by her son, Senator Philip Aduda, as a constituency project .
KAGBADA in a statement signed by its chairman, Dangana Jimiko, said the project was unanimously named after the late grassroots mobiliser and great amazon by Karu community and not an individual as mischievously reported by an online medium.
The Karu community in the statement titled : ” Re : Online Publication over Karu Community Town Hall Constituency Project named after Chief Jummai Aduda ,” said Karu being the host community for the project , reserves the right to do so in honour of the renowned and revered Chief Jummai Aduda, who until her death on January 13th, 2012 was a distinguished Nigerian awarded with the national honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR).
The community stated further that decision to that effect was collectively taken by all the stakeholders in Karu as far back as 2018 in honour of memory of a powerful woman, mother and pride to Nigeria and Gbagyi nation.
“The Karu Gbagyi Development Association (KAGBADA) in 2018 agreed at a General Congress meeting to name the new town hall after her upon completion,” the association stated.
The statement reads in part: ” The attention of Karu Gbagyi Development Association (KAGBADA) has been drawn to a publication on the Internet by Tracka.ng (@TrackaNG) specifically on Twitter misinforming Nigerians on the alleged naming of a constituency project townhall in Karu Community after Chief (Mrs.) Jummai Aduda by Distinguished Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda.
“We write to inform the general public to disregard the malicious publication as it was the collective decision of Karu community under KAGBADA that reached such a decision and jointly informed contractors handling the project that it had been resolved that the facility be named with an artwork after the recipient, Chief Jummai Aduda, MON upon completion.”