Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja
MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello yesterday expressed sadness over the passing of the Acting Secretary for Education, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Umaru Marafa. Marafa died on Monday after a brief illness.
Bello 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.
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In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Anthony Ogunleye, the minister praised the efforts of Marafa and his team in the Education Secretariat, to ensure the safe re-opening of FCT schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He prayed for the repose of his soul and fortitude for his family over the loss.