Goodluck Jonathan makes a statement of appraisal to his former boss, Musa Yaradua
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Former president of Federal Republic of Nigeria, gave such a heartwarming remark about his boss, Late Umar Yaradua on Tuesday.
“Yar’Adua is a President like no other who lived and died for the sake of the country” said Goodluck Jonathan.
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A quick insight into Yaradua’s life according to Wikipedia
Yar’Adua was born into titled family in Katsina; his fat her, Musa Yar’Adua, was a Minister for Lagos in the First Republic and held the chieftaincy title of Matawalle (or custodian of the royal treasury) of the Katsina Emirate, a title which Yar’Adua inherited. He started his education at Rafukka Primary School in 1958, and moved to Dutsinma Boarding Primary School in 1962.
He attended the Government College at Keffi from 1965 until 1969. In 1971 he received a Higher School Certificate from Barewa College. He attended Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria from 1972 to 1975, where he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Education and Chemistry, and then returned in 1978 to pursue an M.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry.
Many believe the former Katsina Governor was best leader of Africa’s most populous nation since the return to multi-party democracy in 1999.
He was the second civilian President under Nigeria’s current constitution.
Yar’Adua took office in 2007 and led for 3 years.
He died at 58 in ten years old and was flown back for burial.
His known cause of death was said to be pericarditis – inflammation of a membrane around the heart.
Yar’Adu was succeeded by his then Vice-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Jonathan who completed Yar’Adua’s term and won a substantive term in 2011 was among the first to post a message of remembrance of his former boss on his Facebook page.