Masari, Okowa, Nwobodo mourn Musa, Ortom bemoans commissioner’s death
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, yesterday, said with the death of former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, Nigeria has lost a voice of reason.
In a statement issued by his Director General, Media, Abdu Labaran, the governor said Musa carved a niche for himself as an incorruptible public servant and one who had the listening ears of all Nigerians across the country.
Expressing grief over the death of the former governor, he said: “Nigeria has lost one of its remaining great patriots and urged Nigerian leaders to emulate his simplicity and commitment to serving humanity.”
Governor Masari described the deceased as a true man of the people, who lived a simple life devoid of ostentation.
His Delta State counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa said the deceased was an astute politician, who firmly believed that political and economic restructuring of the country was necessary for progress.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Olise Ifeajika, the governor described the death of Musa as a big blow to his family and the people of Kaduna State because he was a man who constantly reminded leaders to always prioritise the wellbeing of the people in their policies and programmes.
ALSO, elder statesman and former Governor of old Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo mourned Musa, who died on Wednesday.
Nwobodo said his death was painful, describing him the former governor of Kaduna State as a fearless leader who was the first to be impeached in Nigeria because of his strong belief in egalitarianism.
He appealed to Governor Nasiru El-Rufai to take care of the deceased’ family knowing that he was not a rich man, but one who strived for equity and fairness in politics and other spheres in society.
MEANWHILE, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said the death of his Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono, was a devastating blow to his administration.
Ortom described the late Ikwulono as a true professional, who built a wonderful working relationship with other members of the State Executive Council (SEC) in a period of about four months in which he served as Commissioner.
He stated that the death of Ikwulono was not only shocking and painful, but had also created a vacuum difficult to fill and prayed for the repose of the deceased’ soul and his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.