Death in the Plateau: A Veteran Politician, NGO CHOLLOM, passes on
The late Ngo Yop Hannah Chollom, has been described as a generous and philanthropist; a mother to all who fight for justice and the right of women in the state and the country at large.
Her last son, George Ajibola, who spoke to our reporter in their residence in Rayfield, said that, “Mama has touched the lives of so many people,” adding that, “whatever little she got, she would give out.
“She was always at the forefront of championing for good governance in the state and the country at large, and very courageous, bold and a fearless woman.”
George said, “My mother lived a life that I am proud of, and have no regret to it, because she took care of the less privileged, orphans, widows, women and children.
According to him, “Mama had always been a woman who wanted unity among the people, community, state and the nation at large; that is the legacy she left for us to emulate.”
He further stated that, “Mama continued with her struggle until her last breath; and I would have wanted her to do even more. We will miss her.”
According to George, “Peace and unity within the family, community and the government were her wishes.”
Conscience Triumph gathered that, the late Ngo Chollom came into political limelight in 1979, when she joined the then NPP.
“The lioness,” as she was fondly referred to, said George “was a veteran politician and a grassroots mobilizer. She was known in political circles for her dogged and tenacious approach to issues concerning the state and the nation at large.”
Ngo Hannatu Chollom died in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) on the 26th of September 2015, after a prolonged illness. Until her death, she held several political portfolios within PDP, especially in the area of women mobilization, and was at one time leader of the defunct NPP and one of the founding members of the PDP in the state and at national level.
The late icon had been sick for the past seven years – battling with renal failure. She was born on the 11th of November 1943, to the family of Da Dogo Chollom Takas of Jos South local government council of plateau state.
Our reporter also gathered that, the late Chollom was also a member of PDP and also one of the few women politicians in 1999, who contested for the senate seat of Plateau North.
Burial arrangement by the family has been fixed for 16th of October 2015, in her Rayfield residence, Jos.
The late Ngo Chollom is survived by 5 children, a brother and two sisters, grand children and many relations, among who are Sam Abashi (first son) and Sister Naomi Jugu.