April 16, 2024

TEARS flowed profusely, yesterday, as Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, passed on at 65 after a protracted illness at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Na’Abba, who represented Kano Municipal Federal Constituency of Kano State in 1999, played key roles in deepening Nigeria’s democracy and aborting the Third Term Agenda of then President Olusegun Obasanjo.

A brother to the deceased, Ahmed Na’Abba, told Vanguard on telephone that Na’abba died in the early hours of yesterday, at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Ahmed said, “He died around 3am in the wee hours of Wednesday at the National Hospital, Abuja. We are currently making arrangements for transportation of the corpse to Kano for burial,” Ahmed said.

Late Ghali Na’abba was survived by a wife and 10 children (eight female and two male).

Sometimes in 2020, it was rumoured that the late Ghali Na’abba was dead before the news was refuted.

VP, Speaker, Barau, Kwankwaso pay last respect in Kano

Vice President Kashim Shettima; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas; Deputy Senate President, Senator Barau Jibrin; 2023 Presidential Candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Senator Musa Kwankwaso; and Kano State Deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo were among those who paid their last respects to Na’abba as his remains were laid to rest in Kano State, yesterday.

Other personalities present included former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; former Governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau; and Senator representing Kano South Senatorial District, Kawu Sumaila.

The Chief Imam of Kano State, Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen led the ritual prayer according to Islamic injunction on Na’Abba’s remains at the Emir of Kano palace.

The corpse was laid to rest at the Dandolo cemetery in Gwale Local Government Area of the state.

Earlier, Kano State Deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo alongside the Deputy Senate President, Senator Barau Jibrin received the corpse at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA.

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