Independence Day Anniversary: FCT Minister pays tributes to past heroes, preaches unity amongst residents

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By Taofeek Lawal – 9News Nigeria

FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has expressed deep sadness over the passing of the Acting Secretary for Education, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Alhaji Umaru Marafa who passed on after a brief illness on Monday, 28th of September 2020.

The Minister said the deceased was a dedicated, resourceful and hardworking officer who devoted a greater part of his working career to the service of the FCT Administration.

Bello mentioned 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 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 the great loss.

Marafa held several strategic positions in the FCTA, including, 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.

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