If Yar’Adua Was Alive, Nigeria Would Have Been Better – Turai

yaradua-1Nigeria’s former first lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua has lamented the death of her husband – late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua stating that had he been alive today, Nigeria’s story would have been different.

Speaking during a memorial lecture organised by students of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU), Katsina, Turai extolled the virtues of her late husband.

“If Umaru were alive, the history of Nigeria would have been different because he had focus,” she said in an emotion-laden voice.

Turai said despite the late president’s health challenges while in office, “he gave his best for Nigeria” and “Umaru was a very honest man”.

According to her, “the late Umaru always said, ‘I am here to serve, not to make money. I am here to leave a legacy for you, not property’.”

Turai, who lauded the organisers of the memorial lecture, expressed her delight at being in their midst because the event was commemorating someone she loved dearly, adding that “each time there is an occasion in memory of Umaru, I must be there no matter how small the organisers are”.

She decried the low turnout at the lecture but said, “I will not blame them because they have other commitments… Umaru believed in commitments and gave his best in everything he did.”

The memorial lecture was put together as part of activities marking the 2013 edition of UMYU’s Student Union Government Week.

16 Comments

  • ‘Allah baya barin wani don wani’ it is inevitable that if umar yar’adu was alive 9ja shal not experience its present condition. D continous looting of public fund, destruction of life and by d nigerian authorities the so-called jtf and boko haram sponsored by our so-caled leaders

  • Chai Nigeria really lost a legend in Umaru musa.a genius,focussed,sensitive to problems,and above a man of integrity.but its unfortunate that we now have an opposite of him as a president.MAY GOD GRANT HIM ETERNAL REST.

  • Late Yar’adua really meant well for Nigeria. Under his watch, 1.) some of those whose mandates were stolen recovered them; 2.) Electoral rforms were initiated; 3.) Amnesty was given to ND millitants; 4.) Contracts for d xpansion of d Akwanga Abuja Rd and d dredgin of d Niger River wer given; and many more. May U RIP, WE LOV U…

  • Hum! I remember Musa Yahadua water run away my eyes.it is true& it is a shame that a good tree of Yah’adua is not long in the forest.To see someone like him,is when we will give power to progressive party in this nation.

  • Umaru yaradua died for the masses…a colossus of good governance..we pray to Allah to forgive your transgression..

  • A man of intergrety honour,respect,gentility,prosive mind,a man i wil neva 4gt,if u where here ol ds wil never happen.@umar musa yar’adua

  • A great Hero indeed… A Martyr in fighting freedom for his people. A Man with Missions and Vissions, aims and objectives in seeing that his Country is among the developed ones in the World… A Man with a defined future… If wishes were horses, Nigeria would’ve become a white giant stallion, and prove her name as “The African Giant”. We really missed a Diamond… He’ll never be forgotten… May his innocent soul rest in perfect peace and harmony, and may Jannatul Firdausi be his final abode… Amin.

    Weeping!

    • A BIG LIE. The wifes of all Nigerian past RULLERS will say the same thing. Name what he did during the time he was in power, NOTHING. How many days can it take him to buy power generators to the 36 states of the federation. One week is enough for him to do that. Governor Sam Mbakwe did it for the people of Imo State in the early 80′s and it gave light for the people of Imo State. Why can’t these criminals that call themselves Nigerian leaders do that to give light to the only country in the world that don’t have steady eletricity. He did nothing and no-one did uptill today

  • Its a pity wat dis nation has turnd to. Umar was indid a gud prezident. I jst wish he wr here, tins wld b dis bad. I pity jonathan.

  • A BIG LIE. The wifes of all Nigerian past RULLERS will say the same thing. Name what he did during the time he was in power, NOTHING. How many days can it take him to buy power generators to the 36 states of the federation. One week is enough for him to do that. Governor Sam Mbakwe did it for the people of Imo State in the early 80’s and it gave light for the people of Imo State. Why can’t these criminals that call themselves Nigerian leaders do that to give light to the only country in the world that don’t have steady eletricity. He did nothing and no-one did uptill today.

  • Yes,it’s true if yar’dua still alive nigeria will be going on better.bcz our president 2dy is n*t competent.let see wh*t boko har*m do in nigeria 2dy n then let see d regim of obj if janathan do w*t obj do.janathan wil socced on his regim.my advice to nigeria is.if u r a man or chan or trad relign pls let call our creator to let mercy com to nigeria.bcz if we look at regim of jonathan evrytng ‘ll collapse n evryb*dy we ‘ll solver.pls be pray fr*m n*w.dat is my advice to all pple dat live in nigeria.god will answer our pr*y*r.

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