Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has on Thursday, remembered and honoured his former boss, late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, 12 years after his tragic death, Page 36 learnt.
He stated that he was a selfless Leader, which is so difficult to find.
Recall, that Yar’Adua was President of Nigeria, from 2007 to 2010, when he died of an unknown illness on May 5, 2010.
Recall also, that after his death, his Vice, Goodluck Jonathan, was sworn-in a President to complete his tenure.
In Jonathan’s tribute to Yar’Adua, titled: ‘President Yar’Adua: 12 years after’, he said: “Twelve years ago, our nation lost a Patriot, a selfless Leader and a Peacemaker, who governed with sincerity and passion for the people. President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua is no longer with us today, but his strides in public life continue to testify for him and keep his memory alive.
“Like a good athlete, he ran with passion, kept the faith and finished the race. Today we can look back and say, as President, he won laurels for us in terms of peace and other worthy causes he successfully pursued.
“He was a soldier of truth, committed to justice, equity and other democratic virtues. He was a Servant Leader and a good man; the type that is hard to find.
“He was my boss.
“President Yar’Adua, we remember you today and will continue to remember the good works that you did in our nation. Yours is a story of patriotism, a life well-lived in service to the people and humanity.”