Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'adua died on the 5th of May 2010 while serving as a Nigerian President. Thirteen years after his death, his wife, Hajiya Turai Yar'adua has talked about how she misses her husband so much because they had a sweet relationship when he was alive.
Photo: Hajiya Turai Yar'adua and her late husband, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'adua.
Speaking to BBC Hausa Service recently, the former Nigerian first lady said that when her husband was alive, he would always be the first person to call her to ask about her trip whenever she travelled. She said that all that stopped after he died and that she missed it so much. According to her, she cried over her husband's death the day she travelled and nobody called her to ask about her trip. She said it was actually the first time she cried over the death of her husband.
Hajiya Turai, while being grateful to Allah, said that she understands fully that Allah is the one who gives and takes life. She said that she cannot be angry towards her creator that he took the life of her husband.
Hajiya Turai said: "Our marriage was full of happiness. In fact, people were saying they had never seen our kind of relationship. I was like a new bride every day. That was why he always returned home straight from the office. So, even if I travelled, once I reached my destination he would be the first person I would call. That was what I really missed. The first time I travelled and no one called me to say ‘Turai how was your trip?’ That was the first time I cried over his death."
“I’m a Muslim. I know life and death are realities. I know Allah gives and takes life. So what can I do? I can only thank Allah who gave me and had taken it away. I can’t be angry with Him for taking his life. Praise be to Allah."
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