- Former President Goodluck Jonathan has remembered late President Umar Yar’adua
- He described his former boss as peacemaker who would be remembered for his contributions to the nation
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described his former boss, late President Umar Yar’adua as a peacemaker who brought peace to the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
Yar Adua died on May 5, 2010 after a protracted battle with Acute Pericarditis at the age of 58.
Jonathan was immediately sworn in as the President following his demise.
NAIJ.com gathered that in a moving eulogy to the former president on Facebook, Jonathan described the late Yar’adua as a peacemaker who would forever be remembered for bring a lasting peace to the Niger Delta region.
He wrote: “Seven years ago you left this world leaving behind a legacy of detribalized leadership and a soil that was fertile enough to grow trees whose shade you would never enjoy. As a peace maker, you helped bring peace to the Niger Delta and that singular act brought manifold benefits to Nigeria.
“As a democrat, you promoted due process in government and equity in public administration. Umar Musa Yar’adua, a friend and brother, a great gift to the nation and people of Nigeria. Seven years gone but never forgotten.
“May you Rest In Peace even as we hope and believe that you made al-Jannah firdaus. Miyetti Allah for the life of service you lived and may Almighty God care for the family you left behind. GEJ.”
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