by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna
The late former governor of the Kaduna state, late Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, has been described by Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) as a “visionary and detribalized leader,” who treated all sections of the state justly, fairly, and equitably without bias during his tenure.
SOKAPU gave this note in a statement signed by its president, Mr. Jonathan Asake, saying that the late former governor will be forever remembered by the people of the state for the many landmark achievements recorded during his tenure.
“It is on record that under his administration, he evolved a robust blueprint for the industrialization of the state, which led to the establishment of many industries across the state.
“These industries included the Kachia Ginger Factory, Ikara Tomato Processing Factory, and Zaria Pharmaceuticals, among many others,” Asake noted.
SOKAPU, in the statement condoled family members of the former governor, the state government and the people of Kaduna state over Balarabe Musa’s demise whose sad event occurred on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, after a brief illness.
“It is also on record that during his regime, there were massive establishments of schools, primary healthcare centres across the state. His policies were geared towards strengthening small-scale businesses and infrastructural developments that were evenly distributed, irrespective of party affiliations, religion or ethnicity,” the statement indicated.
“This was reflected in the sighting of projects evenly across the state, unlike what obtains today, where we continue to experience discriminatory policies, abuse of human rights, arrogance of power and brazen disregard for the rule of law, including all forms of impunity.
“Alhaji Balarabe Musa remained consistent in the fight for human rights and dignity of the human person, even outside the corridors of power,” they said.
The statement added that the late former governor was also a crusader for social justice, who relentlessly engaged in fighting for the masses until his death.