From Mustapha Saye, Kaduna
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council has described the death of the first civilian governor of the defunct Kaduna State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa as a colossal loss to the media, the state and the nation at large.
A statement issued and signed by the council secretary, Mr. John Femi Adi, a copy of which was made available to The Triumph in Kaduna, said the news of his death hit the air waves in the early hours of Wednesday,
“The late Musa was not only a true friend, who never missed any opportunity to engage the media, but also one personality whose doors were widely opened to journalists anytime for an interview,” said the statement.
It added: “The Second Republic governor would be remembered for his invaluable contributions to national discourse, development and passion for the liberation as well as empowerment of the Talakawa (masses).”
According to the statement, the deceased will also be remembered for his consistent conviction and strong belief in the socialist ideology for an egalitarian society, where the masses enjoy equal opportunity and social justice.
It stated that he was fearless and selfless man, even when he faced with threat of impeachment by retrogressive forces.
The entire members of the council condoled with the family of the visionary leader, whose 16-point agenda mid-wived the path for development of the state as a modern society.