- President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to Kaduna over the death of former statesman Balarabe Musa
- The president described Musa's death as a big loss, saying he was the voice of the voiceless
- Alhaji Musa, a former civilian Kaduna state governor, died at the age of 84
President Muhammdu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, a former civilian governor of Kaduna state.
Legit.ng had reported that Musa was declared dead with Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central in the Nigerian Senate announcing the statesman's passing in a tweet on Wednesday, November 11.
Musa was elected governor of Kaduna state in 1979 on the platform of the People's Redemption Party (PRP), which was founded by Mallam Aminu Kano.
In a condolence message to the people of Kaduna state through his senior media aide Garba Shehu, President Buhari described the former governor as a "voice for the voiceless who remained steadfast in the call for good and inclusive governance."
Part of the statement read:
"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 & has remained steadfast in the call for good & 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."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported the death of Babatunde Lawal, the permanent secretary of cabinet affairs office in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Lawal died on Friday morning, November 6, from liver cancer at the age of 56 years, with his death coming two years after he was appointed permanent secretary.
An economist with a strong bias in fiscal policy analysis, management and strategic planning, Lawal joined the federal civil service in October 1987 as a planning officer of the Federal Ministry of Economic Planning.
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