On 5th May, 2010, Former President Musa Yaradua died after a prolonged illness. It was said that the President was concerned on the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals in all spheres; however, death snatched him too soon from Nigerians and due to the lack of continuity in Nigeria’s governance, his plans was abandoned by subsequent governments.
President Musa Yaradua will always remain a leader and a great icon that passed through our land since the inception of democracy. Nigerians took to Twitter to celebrate President Musa Yaradua and the tweets are attached below:
“Late Umaru Musa Yaradua was the biggest lost Nigeria has ever experienced since the beginning of democracy. It’s exactly 10 years without him. A leader who has vision and mission for Nigeria and Nigerians. May Allah have mercy on his soul and grant him Jannatul Firdausi. Aamiin”
“I urge Nigerians 2 join in remembering this gentle soul, a president who had vision and meant well for our dear country. Don’t just compare him to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and others and forget to pray for him.
May you rest in Jannatul Firdaus.
RIP Umaru Musa Yaradua”.
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, tweeted:
“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 was a President like no other who lived and died for the sake of his country. He 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. 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. I will continue to remember President Yar’Adua as a colleague and boss who became my brother and friend. 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”.