Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai has said late Alhaji Balarabe Musa will be remembered as a progressive politician who tried in his time as governor to expand the horizons of opportunity for ordinary people.
Adding that during his lifetime he made notable contributions to industrializing the state, saying as a leader, he demonstrated at the ballot box, the capacity of a political party devoted to the protection of the interest of ordinary people to acquire power democratically.
This was made know in a press release issued by Muyiwa Adekeye Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication) and said Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai made this known in a message of condolence sent to his family.
According to the state that late Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, the first elected governor of Kaduna State. He served as governor from October 1979 to June 1981 therefore Kaduna State is proud of the public service the late politician rendered to the state and its people.
Malam Nasir El-Rufai further said despite the setback of his unwarranted impeachment from the office of Governor, he remained steadfast to his principles and spoke his mind often, helping to project a radical voice in public discourse in defence of democracy, and to advance social justice. Adding that Alhaji Balarabe Musa will be remembered as a progressive politician who tried in his time as governor to expand the horizons of opportunity for ordinary people.
While as a private citizen, he projected the qualities of principled politics, decency, integrity, consistency and commitment to improving the lives of our ‘talakawa’ in Kaduna State and Nigeria. “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.”