President Muhammadu Buhari has known as on politicians along with other citizens to emulate Alhaji Balarabe Musa’s virtuous existence of honesty, integrity, selflessness and patriotism to make Nigeria achieve progress.

Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, inside a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, stated Buhari made the phone call inside a tribute to Balarabe Musa around the occasion of his 81st birthday anniversary.

Buhari described the previous civilian governor of old Kaduna State like a “man of unassailable integrity and untainted record of public service”.

He stated: “Balarabe Musa is a of Nigeria’s brightest stars of integrity and sterling concepts.

“The octogenarian has resided to his status by staying away from any conduct connected with corruption and dishonour.’’

He remembered that his close connection to Musa within the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) had enabled him “to understand the radical politician’s patriotism and the dedication to build strong opposition in the united states to be able to deepen democracy’’.

He interceded that God would still bless the elder statesman with better health, more knowledge and longer existence within the service of the nation.

He held office between March. 1, 1979, and June 23, 1981, as he was impeached.

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