Patrick Abba Moro

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Patrick Abba Moro
Minister of the Interior
In office
July 2011 – May 2015
Preceded byEmmanuel Iheanacho
Succeeded byA.B. Dambazzau
Personal details
Born3 July 1956
Okpokwu, Benue State, Nigeria
Political partyPDP

Patrick Abba Moro (born 3 July 1956) is a Nigerian educational administrator, politician and former honourable Minister of the Federal Ministry Of Interior.[1] He is currently the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.[2]

Early life[edit]

Patrick Moro was born on 3 July 1956 in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria.[3] He had his primary education at LGEA special Primary School, Odessassa between 1963 and 1969.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Academic career[edit]

Patrick Moro 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)[7] and later as Dean of studies, school of business and administration Studies.[8] He served in that capacity for two years (1994-1996).[9] He was later elected as chairman of the Benue State Polytechnic chapter of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria.[10] 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.[11]

Political career[edit]

Patrick Moro began his political career as Chairman elect of Okpokwu Local Government Council in 1998.[12] 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.[13][14] Abba Moro was sued to court for fraud over a botched recruitment drive, which resulted in stampedes that left 20 people dead in 2014 and is currently facing trials.[1] Moro was charged with fraud in relation to the stampede.[15] Moro has pleaded not guilty to his role in an alleged $2.5m (£1.8m) fraud, involving missing application fees.[16]

Comrade Abba Moro of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has emerged winner of the Benue South senatorial election. Moro scored 85, 162 votes to beat his main challenger, Steven Lawani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 47, 972.

Awards and honours[edit]

Patrick Moro 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BBC News - Nigeria stampede: Minister Abba Moro will not resign". BBC News. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Call-off strike, Makurdi varsity Pro-Chancellor tells ASUU". Vanguard News. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Abba Moro at 56, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". Archived from the original on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  4. ^ webmaster. "Abba Moro's initiatives to improve Interior Ministry - Newswatch Times". Newswatch Times. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Nigeria HomePage - Breaking News, Business, Sports, Entertainment and Video News". Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  6. ^ "I wasn't born with silver spoon –Abba Moro - HighFlyer". Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  7. ^ aliyu. "My 'gun-running' story, by Comrade Abba Moro". Sunday Trust online. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Profile Of The Man: Abba Patrick Francis Moro". TELL. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Jonathan Has Scrapped MDA Recruitment Charges – Abba Moro • Channels Television". Channels Television. 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  10. ^ "Immigration Tragedy: Minister Abba Moro will remain". Vanguard News. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  11. ^ "The Fallout: Nigeria Immigration Service Vs Abba Moro Minister of Interior". CNN iReport. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  12. ^ Our Reporter. "NIS recruitment: Applicants Drag FG, Abba Moro to court". Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  13. ^ "We don't know when Chibok girls will be released – Interior Minister, Abba Moro". DailyPost Nigeria. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  14. ^ "2015: Why Jonathan Should Be Re-elected – Abba Moro - Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers". Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  15. ^ Nigeria's ex-Interior Minister Abba Moro charged over stampede, 29 February 2016, BBC, Retrieved 1 March 2016
  16. ^ "Nigeria's ex-Interior Minister Abba Moro charged over fraud and murder". The Premium Herald. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  17. ^ "Interior Minister, Abba Moro Bags Excellence Award, Urged Oduduwa Youths To Support Government Efforts To Security Challenges". Retrieved 30 December 2014.