Musa Yar'Adua was a Nigerian politician who served as minister of Lagos Affairs during the Nigerian first republic. Together with fellow legislators Usman Liman and Isa Kaita they constituted the major caucus within the Katsina province of the Northern Peoples Congress. (1)
He is the father of current Nigerian president, Umaru Yar'Adua and Shehu Musa Yar'Adua.
Yar'Adua was born in 1912, his father was the first treasurer in the Katsina Native Authority. In 1930, he graduated from the katsina Training College and from 1930-1945, he was a middle school teacher. He was conferred with the title of Tafidan Katsina in 1959 and also became a member of the Native Authority.
In 1959, he won a parliamentary election for the Katsina Central constituency earning 8,804 votes over his opponents with about 17,440 voters casting ballots. He was orginally made minister of Pensions towards the end of 1959 but was later given the Lagos Affairs ministry.
- (1)Billy J. Dudley. Parties And Politics In Northern Nigeria. p 161