The former Governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa has died. Musa died on Wednesday at the age of 85.

This was confirmed by his son, Dr Ibrahim Balarabe who said the ex-governor died in the early hours of Wednesday, 11 November, after suffering from a protracted illness.

“He died today Wednesday, 11th of November at the age of 85. His burial will be around 4.00 pm today,” Balarabe told Channels Television.

He adds that Balarabe Musa will be buried according to Islamic rites.

According to his son, Balarabe Musa will be remembered for being honest and straightforward. He also described him as an ‘encyclopedia of knowledge.’

Sympathizers have started visiting the Rimi residence of the former Governor to pay their condolences to the family.

Former Kaduna-Central Senator, Shehu Sani also announced the death of Balarabe Musa in a Tweet he shared on his official handle.

Sani said, “Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died. May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna Firdausi. Amin.”

The former senator shared some photos of the late governor and himself.