Kaduna State Government says the late Alhaji Balarabe Musa will be remembered as a progressive politician who in his time as governor of Kaduna State tried to expand the horizons of opportunity for the ordinary people.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Media and Publicity Mr Muyiwa Adekeye says Governor Nasiru Elrufai sent a message of condolence to his family.
The statement says Alhaji Balarabe Musa made notable contributions to industrialising the state and demonstrated the capacity to protect the interest of ordinary people
The statement explains that, Balarabe Musa also as a private citizen projected the qualities of principled politics, decency, integrity, consistency and commitment to improving the lives of ‘talakawa’ in Kaduna State and Nigeria.
“The Kaduna State Government regrets to announce the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, the first elected governor of Kaduna State. He served as governor from October 1979 to June 1981”.
According to the statement, Kaduna State is proud of the public service Alhaji Musa rendered to the state and its people.
“Despite the setback of his unwarranted impeachment from the office of Governor, Alh. Balarabe Musa remained steadfast to his principles and spoke his mind often, helping to project a radical voice in public discourse in defense of democracy, and to advance social justice.
“As we pay tribute to his life of unblemished public service, we pray Allah to forgive his shortcomings, grant him al-Jannar Firdaus and to comfort his family.”