Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
|3rd President of Nigeria|
29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010
|Vice President||Goodluck Jonathan|
|Preceded by||Olusegun Obasanjo|
|Succeeded by||Goodluck Jonathan|
|Governor of Katsina|
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
|Preceded by||Joseph Akaagerger (military administrator)|
|Succeeded by||Ibrahim Shema|
|Born||16 August 1951|
|Died||5 May 2010 (aged 58)|
Aso Rock, Abuja, Nigeria
|Political party||People's Democratic Party (1998–2010)|
He became governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007. 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 ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Background[change | change source]
Umaru Musa Yar'adua was born 16th of August 1951 in Katsina State, his father was Mr. Musa Yar'Adua who was a Minister for Lagos in the first republic and also held a chieftaincy title of custodian of the royal treasury of the Katsina Emirate.
References[change | change source]
- Ayorinde, Steve (16 July 2008). "The goof about the President's birthday". The Punch (Lagos). Punch Nigeria Ltd. Retrieved 17 July 2008.[dead link]
- "Nigeria's Umaru Yar'Adua dead: president's office". The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 May 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Umaru Yar'Adua at Wikimedia Commons