Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has praised his predecessor, the late Umaru Musa Ya’Adua as a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic gains. He noted that the late president was a true man of integrity who had a humble spirit.

Jonathan who served as Vice President under Ya’Adua from 2007 to 2010, took to twitter on Sunday to remember his former boss nine years after his death.

“On this day nine years ago I lost a friend, colleague, brother, and boss, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He was a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic gains,” he posted on his Twitter handle @GEJonathan

“President Yar’Adua was a man of integrity with a humble spirit who always took upon himself the burden of national reconciliation, peace-building, and democratic consolidation.

“He used the opportunity he had in public service to build bridges of love, foster unity and give hope to Nigerians.

“Today, I remember and celebrate him for the works that he had done. Peace he lived for and homes of peace he built. Democracy he loved and democracy he nurtured. We will always remember you for your service. A servant leader truly you remain.”