Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday paid tribute to his predecessor in office, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, on the third anniversary of his death after a prolonged illness.
Dr. Jonathan served as Vice President to Yar’Adua, and assumed office following the death of his principal.
“On this third anniversary of the (passage) of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, President Goodluck Jonathan remembers with an undiminished feeling of great personal loss, the fulfilling partnership he enjoyed with the late President at the helm of Nigeria’s ship of state,” a presidency statement made available to PANA in Lagos on Sunday said.
“As always, President Jonathan continues to honour the memory of the immensely humble, insightful, patriotic and dedicated servant leader who truly served his countrymen and women with all his strength and God-given abilities.
”On this anniversary of the late President’s transition, President Jonathan urges Nigerians, especially public officials at all levels of government to rededicate themselves to emulating President Yar’Adua’s exemplary commitment to upholding due process, the rule of law and other globally-accepted principles of democracy and good governance,” the statement said.