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Abba Morro 2016 Idoma Legends Awards Recipient

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Patrick Abba Moro is a recepient of the Idoma Legends Award 2016

Brief History

Patrick Abba Moro (born 3 July 1956) is a Nigerian educational administrator, politician and former honourable Minister of the Federal Ministry Of Interior. He is currently the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Early Life
He was born on 3 July 1956 in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. He had his primary education at LGEA special Primary School, Odessassa between 1963 and 1969. He later attended Emmanuel Secondary School at Ugbokolo from 1969

to 1974 before he proceeded to Federal Government College, Kano where he obtained a Higher School Certificate (HSC) in 1975. He proceeded to the University of Lagos where he obtained a Bachelor of science (B. sc) degree in political science and Master of science (M. sc) degree in Public administration in 1980 and 1983 respectively.

Academic career
He began his academic career at Benue State Polytechnic as a lecturer where he served as Head of the department of general studies for one year (1991-1992) and Head of the department of Public Administration for four years (1992-1996) and later as Dean of studies, school of business and administration Studies. He served in that capacity for two years (1994-1996). He was later elected as chairman of the Benue State Polytechnic chapter of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria. He served in that capacity for four years (1980 – 1984) before he was elected as the National President of Polytechnic Senior Staff of Nigeria in 1986.

Political career
He began his political career as Chairman elect of Okpokwu Local Government Council in 1998. He was the People’s Democratic Party candidate for the April 2007 Benue state governorship election but lost to the opposition party and on July 2011, he was appointed as honorable Minister of the Federal Ministry Of Interior by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Awards and honours
He had received several awards. Including:

Best peacemaker Award by MOO in Idoma land Otukpo
Award of Excellent contribution to education and development by National PTA[17]
Award for distinction in Industrial Development by NULGE Benue State Chapter
Benue State Council NUT Honours Award Makurdi for the Best performing LGA Chairman 2001
Idoma Legends Award 2016

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