Sixth Anniversary: We’ve Been “Deserted”, Late Yar’Adua’s Family Cries Out

Yaradua_0506The extended family of late Musa Yar’Adua, yesterday held a special prayer session to commemorate the death of their father, Musa Yar’Adua and his children, late Gen. Shehu Yar’Adua and late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
The sixth anniversary of the death of late President Yar’Adua was yesterday, May 5.
The prayer session, which took place at the residence of late Shehu Yar’Adua in Katsina, was attended by a few close family friends. There were no federal or state government officials at the event.
Speaking on behalf of the family, a member of the family, Zubair Gafai, decried the neglect of the family by both federal and state governments.
“It was Umaru’s efforts that made Masari the Speaker of the House of Representatives and even the former Umaru’s SSG who is also the current SSG of Katsina State”, he said, adding that such roles had not been appreciated.
“Both present and successive governments as well as friends and associates of the former leaders have deserted the family. We are deeply worried by this”, he said, but added, “We are consoled that the common man is with us. Despite our predicaments we believe that the Nigerian masses and the citizens of Katsina are offering their prayers for Umaru Musa Yar’Adua for the good work he did for Katsina”.