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At 81, I Am Completely Unhappy ---Alhaji Balarabe Musa Cries Out.

Alh. Balarabe Musa.
Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Saturday said his wish and desire for Nigeria has yet to be fulfilled, 57 years after the nation’s independence.

Alhaji Musa, who turned 81 on Oct. 21, said in a telephone interview that his birthday wish was to have better Nigeria. “He held office from October 1979 until he was impeached on June 23, 1981. “During the fourth Republic he was the leader of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), a coalition of opposition parties.’’
Musa said: “Though, I felt great on the attainment of new age and achievements in life, I would have been more fulfilled, if the country has overcome most of its development challenges, as “At 81, I will say I feel great and I thank God for everything. But, I am not completely fulfilled because we are yet to have the country of our dreams.
“We are yet to have a country where there is equity and respect for rights and dignity of all citizens. “We are yet to have a country where the governed are good followers and leaders think first think about the people and not the other way round. “I desire a better Nigeria where everyone will feel the impact of governance that is my birthday wish for the country.’’
He decried the non-payment of pensions and salaries by many states in spite of the Federal Government’s intervention with the Paris Club loan refund, describing the situation as “an erosion of human dignity’’ as workers were finding it hard to survive.
He also decried corruption in high places, urging the Federal Government to confront the menace head on, saying that the country was facing serious challenges and advised the government to do all it could to address the problems.

Urging the government on, Balarabe asked that the “economy be rescued from the private sector’’ which he said had impoverished citizens for profit motive.

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