How time flies. It is already eight years.

A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday remembered late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua and made a few comments about the man he described as a servant leader. 

It was the same day the former leader died in 2010 while still presiding over the affairs of the oil-rich nation. 

D.r Jonathan was his Vice and they were elected under the Peoples Democratic Party. 

They had barely spent three years in office when Yar'adua died.

On his Facebook page, Dr. Jonathan wrote: "Today, I remember the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, a great democrat and servant leader, whose leadership Nigeria was blessed to have if even for a brief period.

"Your legacy of fostering peace and progress in Nigeria and beyond is worthy of emulation.

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"You raised the bar of governance and put the nation’s needs above yours, for which this nation owes you a debt of gratitude".

The former leader, who was defeated in the 2015 presidential election by President Muhammadu Buhari, also prayed for the family of the late president. 

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"May God continue to keep the family you left behind even as we pray that you continue to find peace in al jannah firdaus.

"Thank you for your services to Nigeria," he added.