Former House Speaker Ghali Na’Abba, born on September 27, 1958, passed away in Abuja on Wednesday morning, as confirmed by family sources. Na’Abba, who served as the 8th Speaker of the House of Representatives, had been battling illness for an extended period before his demise.
Reportedly, Na’Abba struggled with health issues for an extended period, previously seeking medical treatment abroad and spending several months recuperating before returning to Nigeria. Family sources indicated that his funeral, following Islamic customs, is set to take place in Abuja today.
Na’Abba, who was affiliated with the Peoples Democratic Party, secured the party’s nomination for the Kano Municipal Federal Constituency during the April 1999 general elections. His ascension to the Speakership occurred amid the political turmoil that led to the resignation of Salisu Buhari, the inaugural Speaker of the Fourth Republic.
Educated at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Na’Abba pursued a degree in political science, graduating in 1979.