Today marks 6 years since the passing of Nigeria’s former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua. Yar’adua died on May 5th 2010 at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa following his arrival from Saudi Arabia where he went to receive treatment for Pericarditis.
Yar’adua’s successor, Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday payed tribute to the former Katsina governor. He said:
Six years ago I lost a dear friend and partner in democracy, peace and progress. President Umaru Musa Yar’adua was a servant leader and a stickler for the rule of law. He may be gone but he is never to be forgotten. I pray for his soul and for him to rest in al Jannah firdaus. GEJ.
Senate President Bukola Saraki also wrote on his Facebook page:
It is exactly six years ago since you bid us good bye but it is just like yesterday. Your selflessness, patriotism, integrity and legacies make your memory indelible in our hearts. We remember you now and always as a worthy family man, public servant, Governor and President. May the Almighty Allah continue to grant you peace till we meet to part no more.