Former Speaker Ghali Na’Abba Is Dead

Ghali Umar Na’Abba

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, is dead.

Na’Abba, the second Speaker of the House of Representatives in the current 4th Republic, died in the wee hours of Wednesday.

A report by the LEADERSHIP newspaper, said it was unable to get the details surrounding the circumstances of his death as of press time.

But THE CONCLAVE reports that Na’Abba had been battling an ailment for some years before hus death.

He was elected Member of the House of Representatives in 1999 from Kano State.He became the Speaker a few months after the inauguration of the House following the resignation of the then Speaker, Salisu Buhari, from the same Kano State, over certificate forgery scandal.

His death had yet to be officially announced or confirmed by his family members.

Read hereunder Na’Abba’s biography as culled from Wikipedia:

BackgroundGhali Umar Na’Abba CFR was born into the family of Alhaji Umar Na’Abba, a businessman in Tudun Wada, Kano City, Kano Municipal Local Government on 27 September 1958.

His father was a firm disciplinarian and an Islamic scholar. His father taught him virtues of hard work, entrepreneurship, forthrightness, audacity, sincerity, dynamism, liberal disposition, prudence, modesty and strong religious inclination.

EducationIn training, practice and expertise, Na’Abba is a political scientist and a policy architect. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979.

His early education was at Jakara Primary School, Kano where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1969. He later attended Rumfa College, Kano for his West African School Certificate and was also at School of Preliminary Studies, Kano, between 1974 and 1976, before gaining admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in October, 1976.

He completed a postgraduate programme on Leadership and Good Governance at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in the United States in 2004.

He served as Speaker of the House, and led several international bodies on parliament at the wake of the millennium.

-The Conclave

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