Former President, Goodluck Ebelle Jonathan on twitter writes a tribute to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as today makes it a decade since the 13th President of Nigeria was snatched by the cold hands of death.
Yar’Adua died on the 5th of may exactly 10 years ago, at the Aso Rock, Presidential Villa. An Islamic burial took place on 6 May in his hometown in Katsina.The Federal Government of Nigeria declared a seven-day mourning period.
The then Acting President Goodluck Jonathan said “Nigeria has lost the jewel on its crown and even the heavens mourn with our nation tonight. As individuals and as a nation we prayed for the recovery of Mr President. But we take solace in the fact that the Almighty is the giver and taker of all life.”
Good luck went further to say that he would always remember the late Yar’Adua not only as a colleague and a boss, but as a brother and a friend.