President Goodluck Jonathan urged Nigerians, especially public officers at all levels of government, to emulate the exemplary virtues of his predecessor, the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
The president made the plea via a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on the third anniversary of the death of Yar’Adua.
The statement said that Jonathan called on public officials to emulate Yar’Adua’s exemplary commitment to upholding the due process, the rule of law and other globally-accepted principles of democracy and good governance.
“President 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.
“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.
“President Jonathan joins late President Yar’Adua’s wife, children, relatives, the people of his home-state, Katsina, as well as his friends and associates across the country in praying that the soul of the departed President continues to rest in perfect peace,” the statement said.
Yar’Adua, 58, died of a heart disease, pericarditis, an inflammation of the lining around the heart.