Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Hajiya Rabi Jimeta, on Wednesday, bowed out of service as she clocked 60 years.
Born on April 12, 1957 in Gombe State, Jimeta was first appointed as Permanent Secretary on January, 2011 and served six ministers.
At an event in her honour in Abuja, Jimeta said she was able to diligently work with six principals through humility and willingness to learn.
Jimeta said that she was fulfilled, having served her father land without any blemish.
“All through my career as the Permanent Secretary, I have never had any issue with my principals. So, I count myself as a fulfilled person.
“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”, she said.
She also said that her career as a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources had added more value to her life.
“As a technical ministry, I have to be technical too to meet up and key into the ministry’s programmes”, she added.
Earlier, Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, described Jimeta as a trusted individual, a team player and hardworking civil servant who brought professionalism into the service.
He further said with her partnership, the ministry was able to set a policy direction of repositioning the water sector to meet with the Change Agenda mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“We started on 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.