Ten years after his demise, Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has eulogised late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
In a post via his Twitter handle, Saraki noted that Nigerians would always remember Yar’Adua for his humanity and desire for a greater Nigeria.
The tweet reads: “10 years after President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s passing, we are constantly reminded about his humanity, dedication to duty and his desire for a Nigeria we can all be proud of.
“May Allah (SWT) forgive his sins and continue to retain for him a place in Aljannah Firdaus.”
Also, former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweramadu said Yar’Adua wrote his name in gold by creating the Ministry of Niger Delta in 2008.
Yar’Adua Wrote His Name In Gold _ Ekweremadu
Ekweremadu also said the late President would always be in the heart of many Nigerians for his amnesty deal and restoration of peace in the Niger Delta region.
In a series of tweets, Ekweremadu said Nigeria lost a leader in Yar’Adua.
He wrote: “We lost a leader in the late President Yar’Adua 10 yrs ago. When in July 2007 I led Southeast Senators to discuss challenges facing the region with him, he was surprised the Southeast had no direct access to the world and graciously designated the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu an int’ l airport.
“He wrote his name in gold by creating the Ministry of Niger Delta in 2008 and pulled the amnesty deal in 2009 to restore peace and security in the region. I actually nominated him for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. He didn’t win, but the world notes that he was a man of peace and justice.
Late Yar’Adua who was the 13th president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria died on 5 May 2010.