Nigerians remember, celebrate late former President Yar’Adua
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday joined Nigerians to remember and celebrate former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Jonathan described his former boss, who died on this day nine years ago, as “a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic gains”.
He said: “On this day nine years ago I lost a friend, colleague, brother, and boss, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He was a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic gains.
“President Yar’Adua was a man of integrity with a humble spirit who always took upon himself the burden of national reconciliation, peace-building, and democratic consolidation.
“He used the opportunity he had in public service to build bridges of love, foster unity and give hope to Nigerians.
“Today, I remember and celebrate him for the works that he had done. Peace he lived for and homes of peace he built. Democracy he loved and democracy he nurtured.
“We will always remember you for your service. A servant leader truly you remain”.
Remembering the former Nigeria’s President were Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Senator Shehu Sani, amongst many others.
This day, 9 years ago, Nigeria lost a patriot and a compassionate leader in President Umaru Yar’Adua. May Allah SWT continue to shine His Noor on his face. Amin. – AA pic.twitter.com/NjqFSuygvW
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) May 5, 2019
President Umaru Musa Yar’adua died on this day nine years ago.He was a honest man,a true democrat,respecter of the rule of law and a humble visionary.May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna Firdausi.Amin.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 5, 2019
Today, I remember the selfless statesman, former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, who passed on 9-years ago. His legacy of integrity as a great leader will always remain indelible in our hearts. May the mercy of Almighty Allah (SWT) continue to be upon him. Amin. pic.twitter.com/ty49Nl6MFY
— Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) May 5, 2019
The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will…
Continue to rest in peace Late. Ummaru Musa Yar’adua pic.twitter.com/Gh9VXsxDKH
— Sufyan Dikko II (@sufyan_dikko) May 5, 2019
RIP President Yar’adua.💔💔 pic.twitter.com/2HJxBWCSpE
— A H M A D (@AhmdsaniB) May 5, 2019
Nine years ago we lost a great leader… May you Continue to rest in peace president Umaru musa yar'adua pic.twitter.com/CBF6U4DV4s
— 👑Adeleke ⏺🔴 (@Ade_lekeJr) May 5, 2019