By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, has described late old Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarebe Musa as a Nigerian patriot in the tradition of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and late Aminu Kano, who were passionate about the liberation of the Talakawa (masses) from the doldrums of operation to freedom.
In a condolence message to late Balarebe Musa from the council secretary, Femi Adi, the union said, “He was fearless and selfless even when he was faced with threat of impeachment by retrogressive forces.”
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna State Council described the death of the first civilian Governor of defunct Kaduna State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa as a colossal loss to the media, Kaduna State and Nigeria in general.
“The news of his death hit the air waves in the early hours of Wednesday ,11th November, 2020 as a real shock,” the statement noted.
The union explained that late Balarabe 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 interviews.
It said 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).
“He would also be remembered for his consistent conviction and strong believe in the socialist ideology for an egalitarian society, where the masses enjoy equal opportunity and social justice.
“The entire members of NUJ, Kaduna State Council condole the family of the visionary leader ,whose 16-point agenda midwived the path for development of Kaduna State as a modern society,” the statement observed.