Ex-Speaker, Ghali Na’Abba, dies at 65

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By Aminu Garko

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

Na’Abba, aged 65, died in Abuja on Wednesday morning.

Mr Ahmed Tijjani Lawal, an aide to the deceased, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Wednesday in Kano.

“The former Speaker died in the early hours of Wednesday at the National Hospital, Abuja,” he said.

Na’Abba represented Kano Municipal Federal Constituency and won election to the National Assembly on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999.

He became the Speaker of the House of Representatives after Alhaji Salisu Buhari left the Assembly over certificate and age issues.

He survived by one wife, 10 children and three grandchildren.

“We are currently making arrangements to transport the corpse to Kano for burial today,” the aide told NAN.(NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani

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