By Daniel Tyokua
The minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello has expressed deep sadness over the death of the Acting Secretary for Education, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Alhaji Umaru Marafa who died after a brief illness on Monday.
He described the late civil servant as a dedicated, resourceful and hardworking officer who devoted a greater part of his working career to the service of the FCT Administration.
Bello appreciated the tremendous amount of work Marafa and his team in the Education Secretariat were doing to ensure the safe re-opening of FCT schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
The FCT minister also condoled with the Government and people of Niger State and the Kontagora Emirate where the late Umaru Marafa was a prince.
He prayed for the repose of his soul and fortitude for his family over this great loss.
The late Marafa held several strategic positions in the FCTA, Head of Finance at the Abuja Geographic Information System (AGIS), Director of Administration and Finance at the Social Development Secretariat and Acting Secretary, Education Secretariat, a position he held until his death.