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Nigeria would’ve been better if Yar’Adua completed his tenure – Gowon


Former Army Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, has mentioned Nigeria would have been a greater nation if late President Umaru Yar’adua had accomplished his tenure.

Gowon mentioned Yar’Adua achieved important milestones for Nigeria throughout his quick stint in workplace.

Talking on Monday throughout a primary President Umaru Musa Yar’adua worldwide management convention and awards organised by World Initiative for Management Success in Abuja, Gowon mentioned the late former president granted amnesty to the Niger Delta militants as a manner of restoring the financial system of the nation.

Yar’adua turned president in 2007, however in 2010, he died resulting from ill-health.

Gowon mentioned, “He was a good man; a person with absolute integrity. He was an trustworthy man. He did very nicely and he needs to be remembered.

“He was so trustworthy that he mentioned the method that introduced him to energy was not proper. And he arrange a committee. Nevertheless it was not adopted by successive leaders.

“Nevertheless, I consider that sooner or later, we will have an answer. He was honey and honest in coping with any downside, and he was incorruptible.

“You can not blame him for corruption; he was clear. His numerous actions, together with the amnesty programme that he dropped at the Niger Delta ensured our financial system was protected.

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