The acting secretary for education in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), equivalent to State Commissioner, Alhaji Umaru Marafa is dead. He died today, September 29, according to information reaching us, after a brief illness.
His death came just he is leading the education team to prepare for the reopening of schools which were closed since March this year as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic across the world.
The late Alhaji Marafa, who hailed from Niger State, had 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 before he was appointed acting secretary in the education secretariat.
In a condolence message, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello expressed deep sadness over his death, describing him as a dedicated, resourceful and hardworking officer who devoted a greater part of his working career to the service of the FCT Administration.
The minister recalled the tremendous amount of work Alhaji Marafa and his team in the Education Secretariat wer doing to ensure the safe re-opening of schools in Abuja.
Muhammad Musa Bello commiserates 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 to bear the loss.