11 November 2020 By Josiah Busum
The Northern Governors Forum says it is saddened by the death of a former civilian Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong said the passing of the elder statesman is a great loss to his immediate family, the Government and people of Kaduna State and Nigeria at large as he will be greatly missed.
Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs Makut Simon Macham says the former Governor was without doubt a political giant in the history of Nigeria as he demonstrated patriotism, passion and selflessness in his engagements.
He noted that the late Governor was a principled man who stood for his convictions even when many did not agree with him, stressing that he demonstrated that governance is truly about service and lived a very simple life.
He said the late Alhaji Musa spoke out against oppression, injustice, corruption and crime with such passion that clearly motivated many younger persons to fight for the cause of democracy and also seek public office as a platform for service.
He said his legacies will continue to endure as he was an exemplary and mentored many who have impacted the nation.
Governor Lalong prayed that almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his family, friends and associates.