Dr. Uja Tor Uja

Dr. Uja Tor Uja is the executive secretary of the Nigerian Christians Pilgrims Commission.

More than his status, the Proud Nigerian father has been trending in the media for having 5 beautiful daughters who are all lawyers. How intimidating can that be?

Rev. Tor Uja was born on 28th August 1957 in Ushongo, Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State. He attended St. John’s Primary School, Gboko, Benue State.

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For his higher education he bagged a degree in Mass Communication at the University of Lagos, Akoka. He is an Msc holder in International Relations and strategic studies. He is currently running a PHD programme in Benue State University, Makurdi.

Dr. Uja Tor Uja has served in various prominent state and federal capacities in Nigerian government. More than that, the proficient journalist is known for his reputation as a Christian and devoted missionary.

Dr. Uja has been married for 35 years to his lovely wife, Berry Uja. Together they have 5 barrister daughters who are making them much more popular than they bargained for.

In the African system, it is indeed rare that a man of such high status as Dr. Uja will be content with not having a son. Africa may be evolving but the cultural emphasis on the male child will take a longer time to fizzle out.

The Uja family however is giving many who share a similar fate an opportunity to see the other beautiful side of having children of same gender all through; particularly when they are females.

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Thinking highly of their girls-Nguemo, Wanter, Nguter, Nguuma, and Ushakuma – the Uja parents spared nothing in training 5 of them in law schools. A typical African-minded man might not see the need to spend so much on the girl child, but this father saw the need and went on with it.

Report says that the proud father shared this on social media:

“And now, the story I was waiting for. Tor & Berry met about 35 years ago, and they decided to dedicate their lives to God… for a while it seemed like God was just minding his business and ignoring them.

“He gave them 5 children, 5 girls… and we all know Nigeria; they don’t think much of the girl child. Anyway, fast forward a few years and God decided to shut everyone up!!!!! Ladies and gents I’d like to introduce you to the first parents in Nigeria (I stand corrected) who have 5 KIDS, All GIRLS, All LAWYERS!!!”