Chibok Abduction: Turai Yar'Adua Calls For Prayers
Former First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar'adua, has urged Nigerians to continue
to pray for the immediate release of the abducted schoolgirls in Chibok,
She made the call on Monday in Katsina at the late President Umaru
Yar'adua's Memorial Lecture entitled: “An Evaluation and Contributions of
Gov Umaru Musa Yar'adua's Educational Development in Katsina State.”
Yar'adua, who condemned the abduction, said that Nigerians should continue
to pray to Almighty God to rescue the innocent girls and return them to
She also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the peace, unity and
stability of the country.
The former first lady said that her late husband was passionate about the
peace, unity and corporate existence of Nigeria.
She described her late husband as ''a practical leader who wanted peace in
the entire country, Umaru was a humble, loving and caring husband with
great love for the nation''.
In his remarks, the Guest Speaker, Prof. Munzali Jibril, also described
the late President as ”a humble leader, honest and exemplary leader”.
Jibril recalled that the late president had introduced different policies
and programmes that helped to revamp education in Katsina State during his
tenure as Governor of the state.
“The late President Yar'adua was a perfectionist and wanted everything to
be perfect,” he said, and urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the
repose of his soul.(NAN)