- The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has lost one of its top officials to the cold hands of death
- Malam Umar Marafa, the acting secretary died in Kaduna on Monday, September 28
- According to emerging reports, Marafa's cause of death has not been officially disclosed
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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has been tragically plunged into mourning following the death of its acting secretary, Malam Umar Marafa.
According to The Nation, Marafa who also serves as the director of administration and finance (DAF) died on Monday evening, September 28, in Kaduna state. He will be buried on Tuesday, September 29, according to Islamic rite.
The news of his death was confirmed by Kabiru Musa, the public relations officer of the FCT education secretariat who expressed shock over the death of his boss.
The cause of his death has not been officially revealed at the time of filing this report. However, a source speculated it may be due to a heart attack.
Last week the deceased had presented a document detailing plans for school resumption to the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Bello.
Marafa was last spotted in public receiving the management of the Turkish International School on Friday, September 25.
The acting FCTA secretary, until his death was a Prince in Kantagora, Niger state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, September 27, mourned the death of his friend, Gabriel Igboanugo.
President Buhari said he fondly called Igboanugo, 95, ‘Daddy’ when he was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, Plateau state.
A statement by Femi Adesina, a spokesperson for the president, said the late Pa Igboanugo was then Principal Education Officer at Command Secondary School, Jos, and had a close and amicable relationship with the then GOC.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian leader had expressed shock over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
According to a statement by one of his media aides, Garba Shehu the president has sent his condolences to the people of Kaduna state over the demise of the emir.
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