The first Civilian Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, is dead. His death was confirmed Wednesday morning by a leading member of his People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Senator Shehu Sani.
Musa, a left-wing politician, was elected Governor of Kaduna during the Second Republic. He held office from October 1979 until he was impeached on 23 June, 1981.
Born 21 August 1936, the elder stateman died in Kaduna at 84.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the government and people of Kaduna State in mourning a former civilian governor of the state whose passing, he said will be sorely missed by all Nigerians, who have diligently followed his antecedents as a voice for the voiceless.
President Buhari, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, believes Alhaji Musa reflected the passion and vigour that heralded Nigeria’s independence, which steadily translated into activism for return to democracy at the height of military interregnum and has remained steadfast in the call for good and inclusive governance.
As the former governor goes home, the President affirms that he left a bold footprint on Nigeria’s democracy, and his role in promoting good governance and development will always be remembered and appreciated by posterity.
President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his family, friends and associates.