Ghali Na’Abba, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has passed away.
The eighth Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was born on September 27, 1958, passed away early on Wednesday in Abuja.
Family reports claim that the late Na’Abba fought his illness for a considerable amount of time before passing away.
He once had medical treatment via air travel, spending several months overseas before making his way back to Nigeria.
According to the sources, the remains of the former Speaker would be buried in Abuja today according to Islamic rites.
Late Na’Abba joined the Peoples Democratic Party, and became the party’s candidate for Kano Municipal Federal Constituency, a position he won during the April 1999 general elections.
He subsequently emerged Speaker of the House of Representatives after the political crisis that led to exit of the first Speaker of the Fourth Republic, Salisu Buhari.
He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he studied political science and graduated in 1979.