PLATEAU Governor Simon Bako Lalong was among thousands of sympathizers and family members who paid their last respects to popular politician and rights activist Ngo Naomi Jugu.
The funeral service was held on Friday, July 2022 at ECWA Unity Church, Rayfield and it attracted eulogies and praises to the late Jugu who died recently at the age of 82.
It attracted public and non-public officials, politicians, businessmen and women, Civil Society Groups, the Boys’ and Girls Brigade and numerous women groups who came out to bid farewell to the late Jugu.
Governor Lalong while paying his last respect to the late Jugu, who was named “Deloh Berom” by her kinsmen for her laudable contributions to her community, described her as a loving mother, principled and passionate for the development of Plateau State and Nigeria.
Lalong said the Late Deloh Jugu was very active and passionate for touching the lives of others. And will be remembered as one who was resolute for the protection of the lives of women, children and the less privileged.
“Ngwo Naomi Jugu was a fearless politician who never tolerated injustice but would rather give up her rights and comfort to fight for equity, fairness and justice”, he said.
The Governor also said her life story is one of Service, diligence and excellence because she carried out her assignments with the fear of God and love which were qualities that made her serve various Governments in the State and at the National level in many capacities.
He said she had conspicuously left indelible footprints in the sands of time which will need to be filled by those she has mentored and raised in the area of politics, community service, business and education among others.
In his sermon, Rev. Ayuba Ashishe challenged Christians and Nigerians of other faiths to bear in mind that they will one day give account of themselves before God who has the records of their activities.
He said according to the Book of Revelation in the Bible, every soul that stands before God is to be judged according to the deeds they did, therefore Christians should live right.
The Man of God said Late Deloh Naomi Jugu was a committed Christian who did her best to follow the ways of God at all times.
The family of the deceased appreciated Governor Lalong for his support, respect, and love towards Mama Naomi Jugu while she was alive and even at her death.
They described their late mother as a caring and loving person who did not only raise her biological children, but also trained many others who have become great persons in politics, business, education among others.
The Delo Berom Naomi Jugu had passed recently the 28th day of June, 2022 after a brief illness at the age of 82 years.
She is survived by six children, 16 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and many relations.
Until her demise, Jugu was a Special Adviser Emeritus to the All Progressive Congress in Plateau state, the first Deputy Commandant of the Nigerian Civil Defense Corps Plateau State Command, the first and Pioneer President of the Berom Women Association, the National Patron of the League of Women Voters in Nigeria, the Patron Plateau State Poltical Women Forum and other various Women Political and Social groups.
Her remains were later committed to mother earth at her residence in Rayfield, Jos.