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, Umar Musa Yar’Adua image fills our consciousness as a mark of his selflessness, typical modesty and exceptional flair.
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.
President Umar Musa 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.