Today marks exactly 10 years since Late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua died one of the best president to have ruled Nigeria. He died on the 5th of May, 2010.
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was the 13th president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria after he was declared the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
In August 2007, the administration unveiled a seven point agenda to be the focal point of the administration's solution to developmental challenges and stated goal of elevating Nigeria to be among the twenty largest economies in the world by 2020.
Critical infrastructural development in power, energy and transportation
Focus on development issues in the Niger Delta. The government created a new ministry for Niger Delta affairs
Wealth creation through diversification of the economy and source of government revenue. A movement away from a fossil fuel dependent economy to a diversified economy.
Human capital development.
Review of land tenure regulations towards a reform oriented goal
Due to his illness and death, the administration was unable to realise the agenda.
The power sector was not adequately funded, infrastructural deficit was not closed down and the troublesome process of reforming land use regulations hampered a reform of the land tenure law.
Yar'adua was regarded as one of the best President in Nigeria after making peace with the militants of the oil rich region of Niger Delta with amnesty payment.
In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria on 24 February 2010, where he died on 5 May, and was buried on May 5th According to the Islamic law.
Before he became President of Nigeria, Late Yar'Adua was Katsina State Governor for 8 years and arguably the architect of modern Katsina.
May his soul rest in jannatul firdausi, Amin.
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