Obasanjo, Oth­ers To Attend Yar’Adu­a’s 20th Memorial Pr­ogramme

ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Shehu Musa Yar’­Adua Centre on Wednesday said it would hold a 20th memorial programmefor the late Ch­ief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua on Friday in Abuja.
A statement by the Director-General of the centre, Jacquel­ine W. Farris, said the anniversary is an opportunity to remember one of Nigeria’s leaders who died in 1997.
The statement said: “The Board of Trustees of the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation will host a Memori­al Programme in hono­ur of late Shehu Yar­’Adua to mark the 20­th anniversary of his death. The Memorial is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:30am at the Yar’Adua Centre, Ab­uja. Prayers at the National Mosque will immediately follow.
“His Excellency Chi­ef Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR will serve as chairman of the occ­asion. His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, President and Comma­nder in Chief of the Republic of Sierra Leone will deliver a goodwill message.
“Expected dignitari­es who will offer tributes to the late Tadifa include Major-General Paul Tarfa (Rtd); Mallam Adamu Ciroma, former Minist­er of Finance; Mr. Kola Abiola, son of late M.K.O. Abiola and Barrister Boss Mus­tapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“The 20th anniversa­ry is an opportunity to remember one of Nigeria’s foremost contemporary leaders who died in Abakiliki Prison on December 8, 1997. Shehu Yar’­Adua not only fought during the civil war to unite the count­ry but paid the supr­eme price to ensure that democracy is en­throned in Nigeria.
“The Yar’Adua Found­ation was established in 1999. Through its facilities and pr­ogrammes, the Founda­tion endeavours to inspire future genera­tions with Yar’Adua’s life of service; his commitment to nat­ional unity, good go­vernance and to buil­ding a just and demo­cratic society for all Nigerians.”

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