Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to praise Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, a former president, who died in office 2010, nine years ago today.
Naija News recalls that Yar’Adua was the second civilian president under Nigeria’s current constitution after winning the 2007 Presidential election.
Yar’Adua, who led Nigeria for 3 years, died aged 58 in Saudi Arabia and was flown back for burial. The known cause of death was pericarditis, inflammation of a membrane around the heart.
Remembering the former President, Nigerians took to Twitter on Sunday, May to heap praises on him, with some describing the late Yar’Adua as the best President Nigeria has ever had.
Naija News captured some of the comments below…
Gone but not forgotten, on this day 9 years ago a true statesman, a visionary leader and a genuine democrat left us. Nigeria was different with you at the helm of affairs. Rest on. pic.twitter.com/y2Zo6d5xDC
— Brown_Skin_Senator (@agodi_icon) May 5, 2019
Of all our contemporary politicians from 1999 till date, President Umaru Musa Yar 'Adua stole the show, he is the only one to be unreservedly declared a Patriot/Nationalist across all political, religious and tribal divides. Not how long, but how well
My #SundayThoughts pic.twitter.com/xTWRvPSb4c
— OONI OF ABUJA (@Deji_OoniAbj) May 5, 2019
9 years on and I remember that wonderful President that made more impact within the shortest possible time.
Rest on President Umaru Musa Yar'adua! pic.twitter.com/esyzeFXvhb
— MOSHOOD (@Moshoodpm) May 5, 2019
I celebrate an honest man and a true democrat, former President Umar'u Yar'adua, who on this day in 2010 passed on. He was passionate about transforming this country.
We pray the almighty Allah will continue to stand by the families he left behind. @segalink @AishaYesufu pic.twitter.com/yLFYpCGfsb
— Barbatunday (@barbatuneday) May 5, 2019
The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will…
Continue to rest in peace Late. Ummaru Musa Yar’adua pic.twitter.com/Gh9VXsxDKH
— Sufyan Dikko II (@sufyan_dikko) May 5, 2019
Never forgotten#president yaradua pic.twitter.com/9I0x86IyDi
— Bado50 (@Bado501) May 5, 2019
Allah baya barin wani dan wani yaji dadi! I salute the best President Nigeria has ever produced. May Allah forgive all your short comings and Grant u Jannah. Umar Musa Yaradua u are truly missed. Rest on our Hero pic.twitter.com/O91PgUgnKa
— Haruna Maiwada (@that__maloboy) May 5, 2019
Today marks 9 years this great man died..The best President Nigeria ever had..President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua lives on pic.twitter.com/AO0PeqPVql
— *PABLO* (@Shay_Partie) May 5, 2019
RIP President Yar’adua. pic.twitter.com/2HJxBWCSpE
— A H M A D (@AhmdsaniB) May 5, 2019
Even death cannot fault the fact that late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua was a good man, he was a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic gains, in him, nepotism was a taboo
An icon we looked up to
He died 9 years ago but better than living Buhari pic.twitter.com/kpBf3DozIx
— Eniola Daniel (@BachelorEniola) May 5, 2019
President Umaru Musa Yar'adua
A selfless leader
A man of Integrity
A resounding Stateman.
A lifestyle believer of God.
Made successful efforts to unify
May the mercy of Allah continue to be upon him
Great Presido MY GUY pic.twitter.com/ItYeFEPPnJ
— Obinna Nwosu (@obi_Nwosu) May 5, 2019
Like Segun Adeniyi revealed in his book.
This was a man who knew he was seriously ill & unable to govern.
Instead of doing the honourable thing by rejecting the presidential ticket, he preferred to gamble with the future of Nigerians….
— Gege (@nigeriasbest) May 5, 2019
Today, a Nigerian Leader with the fecundity of Will, Passion and practical determination to provide Servant Leadership for Liberation of his fellow Nigerian was taken away by the Cold hands of Death.
We pray God to give President Umaru Musa Yar'adua eternal rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/8SEESTHUSu
— Kingotoide (@Kingotoide2) May 5, 2019
Today makes it 9 years President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua died.
Continue to rest on,Baba. pic.twitter.com/MQ2nlMb0yL
— mas'ud (@_a_yeola) May 5, 2019
On this day some nine years ago we lost an icon, President Yar Adua had started his job well without complain but alas he wouldn't be alive to finish it.
May Allah pave way for him safely into his Jannah #Amen #RamadanKareem pic.twitter.com/LtEnkRRmRx
— Inspēctor// biologymaster (@Ade_leke_) May 5, 2019
The Best Combination so far.
May the Gentle Soul of Umaru Musa Yaradua Rest in Perfect Peace. pic.twitter.com/95wNbYkFlm
— Alqali (@Abbakaralqali) May 5, 2019
The best leader from the North by far
Humble, compassionate, caring, selfless, patriotic, competent, not divisive nor tribalistic
Rest In Peace President Yar adua pic.twitter.com/HLxURYsYYs
— Uche (@ubig1) May 5, 2019
Former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua died on this day nine years ago. He was a honest man,a democrat and respecter of the rule of law.May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna Firdausi.Amin.
— Digitaltakesout (@digitaltakesout) May 5, 2019
To the greatest president we ever had as a country May you find peace with your lord President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua pic.twitter.com/QSVZ7W2mPz
— Ramadan Kareem (@ewaife0808) May 5, 2019
Today, I remember the selfless statesman, former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, who passed on 9-years ago. His legacy of integrity as a great leader will always remain indelible in our hearts. May the mercy of Almighty Allah (SWT) continue to be upon him. Amin. pic.twitter.com/jtu5uSxZzt
— Rabiu Musa Gummi (@GummiRabiu) May 5, 2019
Today is 9 years ago, Nigeria lost a patriot and a compassionate leader in President Umaru musa Yar’Adua. May Allah SWT continue to shine His Noor on his face. Ameen thumma ameen pic.twitter.com/9JdOgk9vEZ
— online (@BelloAb12918267) May 5, 2019
YAR’ADUA: NINE YEARS AFTER “A HYSTERICAL WEDNESDAY”
BY MUBARAK ALIYU KOBI
Wednesday the 5th day of May has been one of the horrified day to all Nigerians as the news of the departure of the second Civilian leader of the fourth Republic Umaru Musa Yar’Adua stunned their ear drum. pic.twitter.com/X3RpIsaUcb
— Mustapha Goni Adam (@Guaranteeee) May 5, 2019
It's 9years already since the disclosure of his death. Umaru Musa Yar' adua was a selfless compatriot who didn't last long in power but was a worthy leader who had national interest at heart. pic.twitter.com/NNb8u1yif4
— The Stage (@WorldTeejay) May 5, 2019
Today's marks 9 years departure of Umar 'Yar Adua from this world
We lost a dear father. President Umaru Yar'adua was a servant leader and a stickler for the rule of law
He may be gone but he is never to be forgotten. I pray for his soul and for him to rest in al Jannah firdaus pic.twitter.com/s2TVAK5ewW
— tijjani abdullahi (@Ahmadtijjani012) May 5, 2019
#RIP former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, who passed on 9-years ago. 5th May, 2010 #Nigeria pic.twitter.com/EgzdEnCq70
— T kay oseleye (@osee80) May 5, 2019
Today marks 9 years of your death President Umar Musa Yar'adua, May Almighty give grant you the highest place in paradise. Ameen pic.twitter.com/ByW9OXJczJ
— Saeed Talle (@DansaukaSaeed) May 5, 2019
Goodluck Jonathan pays tribute to ex-president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua who died 9-years ago, Newscastars – https://t.co/u0UenUBxsF pic.twitter.com/QV0A9Yso8G
— Newscastars.com (@NewscastarsCom) May 5, 2019
R.I.P yar'adua, today exactly 9yrs pic.twitter.com/9qBPQrIdPi
— Sadeeq Gora (@sadeeqgora) May 5, 2019
It's exactly 9years without our dearest UMARU MUSA YARADUA….you are gone but your legacy will forever live on
REST ON LEGEND pic.twitter.com/xhwER8s5zl
— Ameerah (@lilmeerahcute) May 5, 2019
Atiku’s remembers Umaru Yar’adua 9 years on.
On May 5, 2010, Nigeria lost a man of peace and a leader with a vision in the person of President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
The late President Yar’adua was a man I was closely connected to. First, because his late brother, pic.twitter.com/XpjfhUidAo
— Segun()Showunmi (@SegunShowunmi) May 5, 2019
Exactly 9 years ago,Nigeria lost President Umaru Musa Yar'adua, the best president we've ever had. An outstanding,peace-loving man with genuine integrity.A selfless Unifier fully committed to the growth & development of the country. We miss you sir. Continue to rest in peace pic.twitter.com/VyuoH6Kq5a
— Chinedu O Peters (@chinedu0925) May 5, 2019
9 years gone.. May Almighty Allah Grant Late. President Umaru Musa Yar'adua Aljanatul-Firdaus. Ameen pic.twitter.com/LK42LelYVE
— JIBRIN MAKINTA (@JibrinMakinta1) May 5, 2019
Rest on a great leader Late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua
Forever in our heart pic.twitter.com/ad8lhrcd2x
— Stephen Abiodun (@SamAbiodunStep1) May 5, 2019
President UMARU MUSA YAR'ADUA was a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic interest a leader that believe in justice and equity an elder statesman and a mentor
Today 5/5/19 marks the 9th year you died May your soul continue to rest in peace sir. pic.twitter.com/knF173eN0K
— Dr.Suleiman Dodo A (@SuleimanDodo3) May 5, 2019