THE Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has condoled the family and people of Kano State over the passage of late Hajia Aisha Ahmed Rufa’i.
Hajia Rufa’i was until her death the Secretary of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB).
The minister described Hajia Rufai as a fantastic officer whom she met about 18 months ago and has left an indelible mark in the sand of time.
Aregbesola spoke on Thursday when he led a delegation to the family home of the late Board Secretary at Korau Road, Nassarawa, GRA, Kano.
A statement by the Media Adviser to the minister, Mr. Sola Fasure, quoted the minister as saying, “Hajia Rufa’i brought into the federal service, an immeasurable transformation to the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) where she served. She transformed the office space from the inside to the outside and still the transformation is still ongoing as I’m talking to you.
“She turned around the infrastructure rot prevalent at the office building into something we are all proud of today. Today when the ministry has any special event, we use the Board’s conference room. The board room was also transformed, she created a very cosy office space for the chairman. All of these she did in less than 18 months.
“This is not to belittle the other things she did, which cannot be physically measured. She has almost completed the digitisation of the entire board operation. Now you don’t need to know anybody to be employed. She operationalised the use of Computer Based Test, CBT, in the conduct of recruitment and promotion exercise”.
The minister further eulogised the late Board Secretary, describing her as a dedicated officer, committed, loyal and transformative.
“All I have said today is to make you know how versatile, transformative, committed, loyal and creative Hajia was. Your daughter did her best and was a very fine officer who gave her best in service to her fatherland. The service will greatly miss her.
“We commit her to Almighty Allah, we pray that God forgives her shortcoming, grants her Aljannah Firdaus and upholds those she has left behind.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Alh. Ibrahim Habu Sule, stated that Hajia Aisha Rufa’i emulated her father, adding that she was a worthy ambassador of the family.
Sule said: “Just like her father will bring files home to treat and make sure the job doesn’t suffer unnecessary delay, Hajia continued that same path and was dedicated to the end.
“We feel honoured to have received you and the entire leadership of the ministry into our home today. We know our daughter to be exactly who you have described.”
The minister ended the visit with prayers for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine comfort for her family, friends and associates.