- President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, of blessed memory was Nigeria’s number one citizen between May 29, 2007 till May 5, 2010
- The two term former Katsina state governor died in office after battling a heart-related disease
Today, Wednesday, May 5 makes it exactly 11 years that the soft-spoken President left this world. In addition, Nigerian leaders and citizens alike remember the late Yar’adua.
Dr Goodluck Jonathan, vice president to Yar’adua and Nigeria’s president between 2010 and 2015 took to his Twitter handle to eulogise his former boss.
According to Jonathan, he stated as follows:
Today, I celebrate my boss, friend, colleague and brother, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who departed this world 11 years ago. As politicians, we shared a common vision of a peaceful, united and just nation.
President Yar’Adua kept faith with this vision, channelling his strength and time in pursuit of an egalitarian society, until his last breath.Although out of our sight, his legacies live with us and his memory we will continue to cherish.
We will always remember him as a peacemaker, nation builder and democrat whose timeline was defined by virtues of service, peace, truth and love.- GEJ