Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday paid tribute to his erstwhile boss and former Vice-President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who died 10 years ago today.
In several tweets, Jonathan described his former boss as someone remarkable for his “selflessness.”
Jonathan served under Yar’Adua as vice-president from May 29, 2007 till May 5, 2010.
After Yar’Adua died, Jonathan became president and occupied the position till 2015, when he was defeated by Muhammadu Buhari in an election.
In his tribute, he said; “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, his image fills our consciousness as a mark of his selflessness, typical modesty and exceptional flair.
“He was a President like no other who lived and died for the sake of his country. He stood on the side of the people, toiling day and night to make their lives better.
“President Yar’Adua built strong bridges of hope, love and understanding for which he became a force for national unity and positive change across our blessed land.
‘I will continue to remember President Yar’Adua as a colleague and boss who became my brother and friend.