Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has eulogised the great virtues of his former Boss, Musa Yar’Adua who was Nigerian President between 2007 and 2009.
“It has been a decade since His Excellency President Umar Musa Yar’Adua was snatched by the cold hands of death.
“On this day, every year, his image fills our consciousness as a mark of his selflessness, typical modesty and exceptional flair.
He described him as a President who lived and died for the sake of his country and stood on the side of the people, toiling day and night to make their lives better.
President Yar’Adua built strong bridges of hope, love and understanding for which he became a force for national unity and positive change across our blessed land.
Goodluck Jonathan who succeeded his Boss after his death said President Yar’Adua built strong bridges of hope, love and understanding for which he became a force for national unity and positive change across the nation.
“In many ways he stood out. He had an accommodating spirit and enormous goodwill that secreted a web around our national fault lines to strengthen the bond; thus leaving for his successors the task of reinforcing the band.”
He added that President Yar’Adua no doubt left enduring legacies in his wholehearted devotion to the ideals of democracy, respect for peoples’ rights, freedoms and reason for living as well as commitment to the rule of law and laws of equity and justice.
“I will continue to remember President Yar’Adua as a colleague and boss who became my brother and friend.