Former governorship candidate in Bayelsa State and Chairman of Mosilo Group, Moses Siloko Siasia, has eulogised the virtues of late Musa Umaru Yar’Adua, describing the former president as a sincere and compassionate leader, who sought the best for his citizens.
Siasia in a statement to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of the former President opined that Yar’Adua stands out as one of the pious, diligent and sincere leaders in the country.
“It is six years today, but the legacy of late President Musa Yar’Adua lives on. He was a sincere and committed leader,” he said.
Siasia argued that the sincerity of the Yar’Adua-led administration persuaded the militants in the Niger Delta region to drop their arms and embrace peace for the greater good of the country.
“He was sincere in achieving peace in the then restive Niger Delta area. His sincerity made it easier for the militants to drop arms and embrace the amnesty programme, which brought peace and economy boost to the country and the deliberate creation of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs ,” he added.
Siasia further described Yar’Adua as a detribalised Nigerian, who should be celebrated for his policies and contributions to the growth of the country and called on state governors in the Niger Delta unanimously immortalize the late president by naming major street in their respective state capitals.
He urged the President Muhammdu Buhari-led administration to learn from the late leader in tackling the challenges of the country, especially in the Niger Delta.
“President Buhari should be sincere in dealing with the needs of the Niger Delta people by engaging true leaders of the region to address the challenges. He should not only listen to his ministers but consult other stakeholders in the region. Late President Yar’Adua consulted some of us whenever, there were crises in the region,” he said.