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Former minister, Moro buries wife


Abba Moro, Former Minister of Interior. PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

The body of Mrs. Veronica Linda Moro, wife of the former Minister of the Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, will be committed to mother earth on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Effa, Ugbokolo, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.

A press statement signed by the former minister to announce the passing of his wife, noted that the body of Veronica would leave the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi by 10:00a.m. on March 8 for her family compound in Ugbokolo for an all-night Christian wake.

On Friday, before the interment, there will be a funeral service at Holy Name Parish, Ugbokolo by 10:00a.m. After the interment, there will be final funeral rites on Saturday in Effa.


Mrs. Moro died at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi on February 19, after a brief illness. Born 54 years ago to the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ondoma of Effa, she was a career civil servant and rose to be the Accountant of Okpokwu Local Government Area, Benue State before she retired in 2016. She was a member of many professional bodies, including the Institute of Treasury Professionals and Management of Nigeria and Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Enu Moro, as she was fondly called was a matriarch, a quintessential wife, mother and community leader, who was also a pillar of support for her husband. She is survived by her husband, six children, and siblings.

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