Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former Governor of Kaduna State who served in 1979 has died at 84, Senator Shehu Sani revealed on twitter, saying "Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died.May Allah forgive his souls and grant him Aljanna firdausi.Amin." Musa who was born on August 21, 1936 was the first civilian governor of Kaduna during the second Republic before he was controversially impeached and removed from office on June 23, 1981. President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday mourned the death of the ex-governor in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement read, "President Muhammadu Buhari joins government and people of Kaduna State in mourning a former civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, whose passing will be sorely missed by all Nigerians, who have diligently followed his antecedents as a voice for the voiceless.
"President Buhari 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."