The Permanent Secretary of Water Resources, Mrs. Rabi S. Jimeta, mni has retired as Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources after clocking the compulsory 60 years.
Born on 12th April, 1957 in Gombe State, Mrs. Jimeta was first appointed as Permanent Secretary on January, 2010. Until her retirement, she has served six ministers meticulously.
In her sent forth ceremony organized by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources on Tuesday 11th April, 2017, she said that as she exit the service, she is fulfilled having served her father land without blemishes. “Sincerely, I thank you all for coming to this ceremony of my exit from the service. I am very grateful to you all and almighty God. It is a defining moment for me. All through my career as Permanent Secretary, I have never had any issue with my principals. So, I count myself as a fulfilled person”, she explained.
She said that her career as a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources has added more value to her life. “As a technical ministry, I have to be technical too in order to meet up and key into the ministry’s programmes”, she said.
Responding, the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Egr. Suleiman H. Adamu, FNSE described Jimeta as a trusted, a team player and hardworking civil servant, who has brought to bear her professionalism into the service.
He said that together with her, they have been able to set a policy direction of repositioning the sector to meet with the Change Agenda of the present administration.
“We started in a good premise of trust and confidence; I have never lost that trust and confidence in you. Your professionalism also was never in doubt. We will greatly miss your service”, he said.
Delivery his farewell speech, the Director of Water Supply of the ministry, Engr. Benson Ajisegiri, commended her for bringing trust and confidence to the ministry. “Her loyalty to the Honourable minister has demonstrated her exemplary leadership quality”
He said that the ministry looks forward to tap from her reservoir of water sector knowledge even has she retires from the service.
Attari M. Hope