The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said Sunday that Nigeria has lost an iconic revolutionary in Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, former governor of old Kaduna state, who passed on at the age of 84 on November 11, 2020.
A press release signed by ASUU national chairman, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, described Balarabe Musa as a committed revolutionary who worked for the social transformation of Nigeria.
“The transition of Balarabe Musa is another major loss to the family of left-wing political leaders in Nigeria and Africa. Balarabe Musa belonged to the league of Eskor Toyo of Nigeria, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Steve Biko of South Africa and other African revolutionaries.
“His subscription to the socialist ideology of putting the well-being of the poor at the centre of governance made him unpopular with the ruling class and reactionary elements of his generation.
“ His radical politics and activism pitched him against the status quo politicians who did much to distract him from the development of his Kaduna state (now Kaduna and Katsina states),” the statement read in part.